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From: Reuters: Explosions shut down Brazil Paranagua port
Brazil's main grains port of Paranagua in the southern state of Parana closed on Monday after a vessel exploded, a Parana state civil defense service official said.
Out of a crew of 31, four were still unaccounted for and 20 were injured
A Paranagua port spokesman said that the vessel exploded as it was loading methanol next to state oil company Petrobras' terminal where there are many many fuel tanks.
From: Xinhuanet: Chilean tanker to sink off Brazilian port
Authorities said that the vessel accidentally crashed into the dock while loading a cargo of ethanol, and sparks triggered by crashing ignited the highly flammable fuel.
The fire caused explosion of one tank, and subsequently the ship was ruptured into two parts, one of which sank later.