Explosion hits oil tanker in South Korea

Last Saturday (28), a major explosion aboard an oil tanker in South Korea caused a fire that spread to another boat and injured 18 people, according to authorities. The agency South Korean Yonhap reported that 12 sailors and six rescuers were injured.

The fire was contained by firefighters and generated an extensive smoke in the port of Ulsan in the southeast of the country. The Coast Guard rescued the 25 people aboard the first ship, the 21 sailors of the second ship and opened an investigation into what happened.

"There were no repairs or ongoing loading operations on the ship at the time of the explosion. Something happened in the charge that caused the explosion and the fire, "Evgeny Evdokimov, quoted by the state agency Tarse, said.

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