ISTANBUL, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- One man was killed and four people were injured in a chemical tanker blast off Istanbul coast on Monday, local Daily News reported.
The report said 10 people were evacuated from the chemical tanker sailing along the Marmara coast on Istanbul's Asian side.
The blast occurred in the afternoon and led to a fire breakout in a vessel named Tibil. Billows of smoke rose from the ship as it was intercepted by the rescue boats.
Turkish coast guards said that they sent six rescue boats and two towing boats to the scene to assist the crew.