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China oil pipelines burn for 15 hours after explosion

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Media captionFootage shown on Chinese state TV shows fire crews battling to contain the blaze

Two oil pipelines which exploded in the Chinese port city of Dalian started a fire which burned for 15 hours.

Around 2,000 firefighters extinguished the blaze, which began after a ship carrying 300,000 tonnes of oil unloaded its cargo on Friday.

The pipelines belong to the China National Petroleum Corporation, Asia's largest oil and gas producer by volume.

No one was killed, but officials were considering evacuating some 600 homes nearby, state media reported.

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