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Tanker spills oil off Texas coast after collision

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Aerial views showed the spillage at Port Author in Texas

Up to 450,000 gallons (1.7 million litres) of crude oil may have spilled from a tanker into a Texas port, the US Coast Guard says.

The spillage happened at Port Arthur, south-east Texas, following a collision between the tanker and a barge.

The port was closed and some nearby residents were evacuated for about seven hours.

There are no reports of any injuries resulting from the collision.



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