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Myanmar: 4 killed in fire with diesel-loaded vessel in Yangon


YANGON, (Xinhua): At least four people have been confirmed killed and four others injured in a burning diesel- loaded vessel berthing at a wharf near a river bank in Yangon, according to official report on Tuesday.

The vessel, Aung Thuka Aya, exploded loudly with heavy smoke and capsized in fire on Monday afternoon at about 5 p.m. (local time ) in Hlaing township's Myawaddy Trading Wharf.

Some other nearby boats also caught fire, the report said, adding that residents near the river bank had to manage to escape from the incident.

Editor: Chen Zhi

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