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Three missing after explosion on Russian oil tanker in Azov Sea

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Three people were reported missing after an explosion took place on a Russian oil tanker traveling through the Kerch Strait towards the port of Rostov-on-Don on Saturday, the Russian federal maritime agency said.

Tanker Azi Aslanov was not carrying any oil, and the explosion was likely triggered by leftover fumes, the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport said.

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