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Nearly 48,000 liters of oil spill into Iloilo City waters after power barge explosion

Source: CNN Philippines

Around 48,000 liters of oil spilled into waters off Iloilo City on Friday after an explosion at a power barge, local disaster management officials said.

“Current efforts involve scooping and skimming of spilt oil in order to contain the spill led by the [Philippine Coast Guard],” said the city’s disaster risk reduction and management office.

The explosion took place at 2:24 p.m. at a power barge owned by AC Energy in Lapuz district’s Barrio Obrero, officials reported. The fire was declared out by 3 p.m. The barge’s estimated capacity is 200,000 liters.

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