Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 4:15 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone has sunk after a collision on Jan. 6, Chinese state television said on Sunday.

The stricken tanker, called the Sanchi, which had been adrift and on fire for more than a week following the accident with another vessel in the East China Sea, had "suddenly ignited" around noon (0400 GMT), China Central Television said.

(Reporting by Michael Martina and Tina Qiao; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)