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At Least Seven Killed as Oil Tanker Explodes in China

  • Aired: 1/12/2013
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An oil tanker explosion killed at least seven people in China's eastern coastal city of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province on Saturday, state media reported. One person was seriously injured in the explosion, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua said. The 600-tonne tanker caught fire and exploded at around 8:40 AM local time (0040 GMT) as it was undergoing repairs, Xinhua said. The fire was finally extinguished at 11 AM (0300 GMT), Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.

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