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Two killed, one injured in oil tanker fire

Update: May, 05/2014 - 14:00
Two people were killed and one person received serious burn injuries in an oil tanker fire at Cogido Port on the Dong Nai river.— Photo dantri

DONG NAI (VNS) —  Two people were killed and one person received serious burn injuries in an oil tanker fire at Cogido Port on the Dong Nai river.

According to local officials, the fire started at 8pm on April 4 and was extinguished two and a half hours later.

The bodies of two people were found in Dong Nai river, but they have not been identified yet. One person, who managed to escape from the fire, was rushed to the local hospital.

The firefighters had to use water and chemicals to extinguish the fire.

The local people recalled that before they saw the flames on the Song Tien Vessel, they had heard the sound of a huge explosion from the port, near the An Binh ward of Bien Hoa city.

The local police have started their investigations at the site to find out the cause of the accident. — VNS


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