A fireboat battles the blaze aboard the Aulac Fortune as black smoke billows from below decks. A huge hole in the bow can also be seen. Photo: Handout

One dead, two still missing after explosion rips through oil and chemical tanker off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

  • Rescue operation under way to find crewmen as 23 others are rescued
  • Firefighters finally put out blaze after battling it for about five hours
Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

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A fireboat battles the blaze aboard the Aulac Fortune as black smoke billows from below decks. A huge hole in the bow can also be seen. Photo: Handout
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Danny Lee

Danny Lee

Danny joined the Post in 2013 as an intern before becoming a reporter on the City desk. He is an expert on aviation.

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.