FOUR firefighters and a worker were injured in an explosion on a cargo ship that was under repair at a port near Fuzhou, Fujian province, reported China News Service. The blast occurred aboard the 5,000-ton freighter at 8.35pm and was soon ablaze, trapping nine aboard, according to the Fuzhou fire brigade. Firemen rescued eight people, but one man was still trapped inside the ship. When firemen were planning a new search, the cabin burst into flame, injuring four firefighters and a shipyard worker. Among the injured, a firemen was in critical condition while the others were stable at a local hospital, according to the report.
Date: 31 July 2011 Source: Schednet