Tanker ship explosion kills two

Tanker ship explosion kills two

An explosion on a tanker off Malaysia killed two crew members, an official said Thursday.

Two other crew members of tanker DL Calla were injured in the accident that occurred late Wednesday in the waters off Kuala Terengganu, 450 kilometres north-east of Kuala Lumpur, according to Terengganu state Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency chief Mohammad Zainal.

The South Korean-operated vessel was carrying liquified natural gas, and the explosion was triggered by gas leakage, he said.

The dead were a Myanmar and a South Korean national, and the two injured crew members were also one Myanmar and one South Korean.

Malaysian rescuers brought the injured to a hospital in Kuala Terengganu.

The vessel, with 23 crew members, was en route from South Korea to Thailand. It was not seriously damaged and continued on its way.

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