Oil pipelines burn for 15 hrs in China

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Beijing, Jul 17: More than 2,000 firefighters, 338 fire engines from 14 cities, worked overnight in order to control the flames that engulfed at a port in Dalian, China.

An oil pipeline at a busy Chinese port exploded, on Friday, Jul 16, evening which burned for 15 hours. Flames were about 100 feet high.

China's Air Force sent two Y8 aircraft to the rescue operation, carrying 17.8 tonnes of fire extinguishing agent.

However, the fire and explosion caused no casualties.

According to the sources this incidents took place after a tanker uploaded oil at the port. However, till now the cause of the blast is not yet clear.

Dalian"s secretary general Xu Guochen told media, that firefighters had turned off valves on all oil tanks at the site.

Owned by China National Petroleum Corp, these piplelines is Asia"s biggest oil and gas producer by volume.

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