One Killed, 16 Injured in Fire on Tanker in Turkish Port of Aliaga (Video)

© AP Photo / Burhan OzbiliciTwo oil tankers, the Turkish Ottoman Dignity, right, and the Spanish Sandra Tapias, sit at Ceyhan oil terminal in this June 22, 2003 photo
Two oil tankers, the Turkish Ottoman Dignity, right, and the Spanish Sandra Tapias, sit at Ceyhan oil terminal in this June 22, 2003 photo - Sputnik International
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - At least one person has been killed and 16 others injured in a fire on board the Italian-flagged tanker Synzania in the Turkish port of Aliaga, western Izmir Province, petrochemical company Petkim said on Tuesday.

"At Petkim terminal at around 11:20 p.m. (20:20 GMT), a fire broke out due to an unspecified reason while the Italian flagged Synzania vessel was being filled with liquid hydrocarbons. The fire was quickly extinguished. As many as 16 people were injured, one died in a hospital", the statement said.

According to authorities, Italian Roberto Montegurdia died in the incident. At the moment there is no information about the cause of the blast.

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