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32 missing after tanker, ship collision off China

ANI  |  Hong Kong [China] 

At least 32 people, including two Bangladeshis, are reported missing after a ship and an tanker collided off the East coast over the weekend.

It is being reported that a majority of the 136,000 tonnes of condensate that was being carried by the tanker, has caught fire.

The quoted the ministry in China, as saying that apart from the two crew members, 30 Iranians have also been declared missing. Twenty-one Chinese crew have been rescued, it added in a statement.

said that the accident happened 160 nautical miles east of

has reportedly sent specialised "cleaning ships" to the to minimise environmental damage.

The collision is being investigated.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 12:35 IST