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Explosion Hits Tanker Off Syria's Port of Latakia, Reportedly Leaving Two Injured - Photo, Video

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Latakia port. - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.08.2021
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The Latakia Fire Brigade and the Civil Defence Department of the Latakia Port Company put out today a fire that broke out aboard a ship during a maintenance process being carried out within the port, according to media reports.
Two people have been injured in a blast that hit a merchant tanker off Syria's port of Latakia earlier on Tuesday, media reported, citing firefighters.
The fire broke out during maintenance works at the port, and the vessel was empty at that time, SANA news agency reported, quoting the port's director-general. Two workers got intoxicated with carbon monoxide and were hospitalised.
A video of the explosion has been shared online. 
According to the UK-based EOS Risk Group, the cause of the fire onboard the vessel is yet to be established.
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