One dead, four missing following chemical tanker explosion
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Lighting struck a Malaysian tanker loaded with methanol today, causing an explosion that killed at least one crewmember, The Sun Daily reported.
Four other crewmembers are still missing.
The accident happened at a methanol terminal run by national energy firm Petronas on the South China Sea island of Labuan, off Borneo, the article stated.
The 38,000-ton tanker was about 80% destroyed, according to local police.