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Oil tanker ship explodes in Texas after being refloated

A oil tanker that exploded in Texas, injuring five people, is being towed to a shipyard to be refloamed.

The tanker is expected to arrive in the Gulf of Mexico early next week.

The accident happened about 2:15 a.m. local time at a tanker on the Port of Corpus Christi.

A statement from the Texas Department of Transportation says a port supervisor and a port employee are on the scene and are cooperating with authorities.

Officials say there are no injuries.

The incident was reported just before noon local time.

ABC News’ John Molinelli, Michael Ruhle, Jennifer Stahl, Laura Ruhl, Adam Kredo and Julie Tate contributed to this report.