Oil spill contained on Philippines coast

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A massive oil spill on the Philippines coast has been contained.

The accident was another unwanted consequence of Typhoon Haiyan.

It came after a power barge hit the rocky shores of Estancia at the height of the storm when it was battered by intense waves.

It is understood around 200,000 litres of oil leaked from the vessel but the Philippines Coast Guard says the spill has been safely contained.

A clean-up operation is now underway to remove some 1,500 litres that hit land while the rest flowed into the sea.