Photographer captures tragic final moments of Chinese firefighter lost while cleaning oil spill

August 3, 2010 by  
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“July 16, 2010, an oil pipeline explosion accident happened in Dalian, the fire was put out after 15 hours of burning. The cause of the accident was still under investigation. According to CCTV, about 400,000 gallons of oil was spilled into the Yellow Sea, which heavily polluted over 160 square kilometers of the sea water. (The BP oil spills at the Gulf of Mexico was over 100 million gallons)

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“(From Daqi) A photographer, in 334 seconds, captured the death of a firefighter when cleaning up the oil spill.

“Out of curiosity, a photographer from Zhejiang aimed his camera at the Dalian firefighters cleaning up the oil spill in the ocean. He said, “never thought he would have died…”

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“Two firefighters are cleaning up the water pump in the ocean.

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“Zhang Liang cuts the rope line between the floating water pump and the fishing boat . . .” (continue)


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