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Cargo ship collides with crane, sparking fire in Barcelona

Barcelona authorities say a city port dock has been cordoned off while firefighters try to extinguish the fire caused in the early hours of Wednesday when a cargo ship collided with a loading crane

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Published on: October 31, 2018 15:30 IST
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MADRID (AP) — Barcelona authorities say a cargo ship has collided with a loading crane in a city port, causing a fire.

A Barcelona city spokeswoman says that no people were injured in the accident that occurred Wednesday morning, according to the authorities' initial assessment.

The spokeswoman, who wasn't authorized to be identified by name in media reports, said a dozen firefighting vehicles and several ambulances had been dispatched to the port.

She says the flames coming from four containers that fell from the ship are being fought with foam because firefighters are still checking whether the content of the cargo poses any further risk.

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