BEIJING (Reuters) - An oil tanker carrying 3,400 tons of naphtha exploded during discharge at a southern Chinese port on Thursday and one person on board was missing, official Xinhua news agency reported.

The rescue team said explosions occurred in the engine room as the tanker was discharging at Dongfang port in China's southernmost island province of Hainan.

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by David Clarke)