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    Number of People Injured in Fire on Tankers in South Korea Rises to 18 - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian and Philippine nationals were among those 25 crew members on board the ship, the media said. All sailors were saved, one of them sustained serious injuries.

    The number of those wounded as a result of a blaze that broke out on Saturday on two South Korean cargo ships in the southeastern port city of Ulsan has risen to 18, media reported.

    According to the newest data, three sailors, nine port personnel, who were unloading Bow Dalian vessel, one firefighter and five officers of the maritime police were wounded, the Yonhap news agency reported. One of those wounded is in serious condition.

    The ship with 25 sailors on board was transporting oil products from the Cayman Islands and caught fire after an explosion that took place at 01:51 GMT, the Yonhap news agency reported.

    The fire spread to another vessel with 21 people on board, who were promptly evacuated from the site.

    Measures to prevent the fire from spreading further are underway, while causes of the explosion are being investigated, Yonhap said.


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