China: oil slick from sunken tanker trebles in size

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Iranian ship Sanchi went down carrying one million barrels of oil that is highly toxic to marine life

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China’s east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.

Authorities by Sunday had surveyed three oil slicks with a total surface area of 332 sq km (128 square miles), compared with the 101 sq km seen last Wednesday, China’s State Oceanic Administration said in a statement.

Related: East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment

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