2 bodies recovered from burning oil tanker in East China Sea

In this Jan. 10, 2018 photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, a firefighting boat works to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the Eas

In this Jan. 10, 2018 photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, a firefighting boat works to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the Eas

In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi

In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, smoke rises from a fire aboard the oil tanker Sanchi in the East Chi

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, smoke rises from a fire aboard the oil tanker Sanchi in the East Chi

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that's been burning after it collided with a freighter last week in the East China Sea.

State broadcaster CCTV says the bodies were found on the lifeboat deck of the Sanchi on Saturday morning. It says rescuers stayed aboard less than 30 minutes but were able to recover the ship's data and video recordings.

The network says rescuers were prevented from entering the crew living quarters by temperatures as high as 89 degrees Celsius (192 Fahrenheit).

Footage of the rescue showed parts of the Sanchi still aflame.

The cause of the collision remains unclear. One body was recovered from the sea earlier this week, leaving 29 crew members still unaccounted for.