Crewman killed in ship blaze

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The Independent Online
Fire experts are investigating a blaze which killed a crew member and injured four others on a ship moored in docks.

Fifty firefighters tackled the fire at Newport, South Wales on board the Innisfree, carrying a cargo of manganese ore. Three crew were rescued from below decks and taken to hospital with the ship's captain. Firemen wearing breathing apparatus brought out a fifth man but he was dead on arrival at hospital. Two of the men are now in intensive care. A fire service spokesman said it was thought that the fire began when a chip pan caught light.

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