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Environmental catastrophe looming: Burning tanker off Sri Lanka - hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak

2020-09-03T09:18:28.512Z

Sir Lanka is threatened with an environmental disaster: A tanker burns off the coast. Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.



Sir Lanka is threatened with an environmental disaster: A tanker burns off the coast.

Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.

  • A tanker burns off the coast of Sri Lanka.

  • The country is threatened with an environmental disaster.

  • Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.

A

tanker

caught fire

off the east coast of

Sri Lanka

.

Now threatens

the environment

-

catastrophe

.

This is reported, among other things, by the local news portal

Fast News

.

The tanker will be fully loaded and have about

270,000 tons of oil

on board.

According to a conversion by Focus.de, this corresponds to almost 318 million liters.

Accordingly, the navy has sent units to the burning ship to get the fire under control and prevent a possible oil leak.

According to a report by the portal

Newsfirst.lk Sri Lanka

, the

crew of

the tanker has already been

evacuated

.

The now deployed Navy is said to have rescued an injured seaman from the ship.

Measures underway to prevent possible oil leak https://t.co/4HjAEnbtKy#SriLanka #LKA #FastNews

- Fast News (@FastNews_LK) September 3, 2020

Source: merkur

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