Chemical tanker crew jump into river to escape after ship explodes in China

The crew of a chemical tanker managed to jump off the boat after it exploded on the Yangtze River in eastern China.

The terrifying video, filmed in the city of Tongling in Anhui Province on May 19, shows a ball of fire suddenly emerging from the oil pipe, causing four people to run and jump off the 95-metre-long and16.2-metre-wide ship before it exploded.

The case is being investigated. The video was provided by local media with permission.

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Location: China