7 killed in oil tanker explosion in China

At least seven persons were killed and another injured on Saturday when an oil tanker exploded and caught fire in the coastal city of Ningbo in China`s eastern Zhejiang Province.

PTI| Updated: Oct 12, 2013, 12:46 PM IST

Beijing: At least seven persons were killed and another injured on Saturday when an oil tanker exploded and caught fire in the coastal city of Ningbo in China`s eastern Zhejiang Province.

The accident happened at Zhangjianqi shipyard in the city`s Zhenhai District when the 300-tonne vessel was being repaired, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The fire was extinguished after two and half hour struggle by the fire fighters.