Smoke raises from the fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan
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Japan tanker explosion: Aerial footage from scene

One person is missing after an oil tanker exploded off Japan's coast, officials say.

Seven other people were reportedly injured in the incident on board the Shoko Maru, with four suffering serious burns.

Aerial footage from the scene shows coastguard vessels attempting to control the fire near Himeji port.

Its cause is still unknown.

  • 29 May 2014
  • From the section Asia