some 20 people have been rescued from the oil tanker, which previously shall have been loaded with gasoline, which for the most part been unloaded in Guangzhou on 6 and 7 January, writes Reuters.
with 6,000 tons of gasoline.
the Images show that the tanker lies on its side with the sharp smoke from inside the hull, while the emergency services try to extinguish the fire.
and 21 had been rescued from the ship, but there are still parts of the crew still on board, according to the news agency.
According to the witness testimony on the nearby island of Lantau, a high bang have been heard before the fire, but it is still unclear what caused the accident.