Singapore closes popular beaches after oil spill

Agence France Press: Emergency crews on Thursday rushed to clean up popular public beaches stained by an oil slick on the eve of Singapore's summer school holidays. A pungent chocolate-coloured sludge marred the seawater and sand in parts of the East Coast Park after crude spilled from a tanker damaged in a collision on Tuesday in the Singapore Strait slipped out of a floating cordon. Officials said that most of the spill was still far from the shores of the city-state, which has one of the world's ......

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