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Tanker incident sad happening: FM Spox

Tehran� Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said here on Monday it was a sad accident that an Iranian tanker crashed with a freighter in Chinese waters.

'Despite deploying aid helicopters and ships, the fire is still going on.'

'The crisis committee has been formed in China and Iran has made the necessary contacts with the Chinese side and also the Iranian Consulate in Shanghai.'

He said 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi citizens are missing. Some of the missing people are the students of maritime sciences, and also the wife of one of the crew members had been on the tanker.

We are waiting for more information and hoping for the issue to become clear sooner, said the spokesman.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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