Yangtze tanker explosion kills 2, injures 6
At least two people were killed and six others injured when a tanker carrying 1,000 tons of diesel oil exploded and then sank in the waters of the Yangtze River near Yangluo of Wuhan, provincial capital of Hubei Province, Wednesday afternoon.
"I was thrown into the water following a sudden explosion and half of the rear part was engulfed by fire," Ji recalled later.
All the injured are hospitalized.
Measures have been taken to prevent the oil spill from the shipwreck to pollute large area of water in the Yangtze and they are proved effective, said local sources.
Cause of the accident is under investigation.