INTERNATIONAL NEWS - There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship.
Chinese officials have told state media the vessel is in danger of exploding and sinking.
Rescuers attempting to reach the site were being beaten back by toxic clouds, the transportation ministry has said.
The crew, 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, remain missing despite international rescue efforts.
The extent of the spill and environmental hazard are still unclear. The vessel was still ablaze on Monday morning.
The tanker had been carrying an ultra-light form of oil known as condensate which in the case of a spill can be more dangerous for the environment than regular crude.