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Oil tanker bursts into flames


An oil tanker collided with a container ship off the coast of Dubai setting both vessels on fire.

The Kashmir was carrying some 30,000 tonnes of oil condensates from Iran to the United Arab Emirates port of Jebel Ali, according to oil industry sources.

It is believed the second ship called Sima Buoy, was leaving the port when the incident took place.

Two of the tanker's crew who were pulled from the water suffered minor injuries but no one is reported to have died.

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