According to the South China Morning Post, an explosion aboard an oil tanker off the coast of Hong Kong killed one person and injured six others on Saturday, April 16.

The Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Center reported that the explosion happened at 4 pm on Saturday when the tanker was 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of Hong Kong.

The Government Flying Service sent a fixed-wing plane and two helicopters to the Panama-registered Chuang Yi vessel to carry the injured to the city hospital.

The South China Morning Post said a fire aboard the 120-meter vessel had already been extinguished when the rescue team arrived.

Still, one crew member died in the explosion, and three others were in serious condition. One crew member suffered second-degree burns to 30% of his body, while two other workers had facial burns.

According to ship tracking applications, the 5,500-ton tanker was en route to Taiwan. The tanker is 22 years old and 120-meter (393-foot) long.

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