Explosion fears as fire rages on stricken oil tanker off China coast

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No sign of 32 crew on Iranian-owned Sanchi, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light oil when it collided with a cargo ship

An Iranian oil tanker ablaze off the Chinese coast is at risk of exploding or sinking, as officials reported there were no signs of survivors 36 hours after the vessel erupted in flames.

A huge fire was still raging around the stricken ship, which had been carrying 136,000 tonnes of light oil, or about 1m barrels, with fierce heat and thick black smoke billowing from the vessel and the surrounding sea.

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