US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — In Iran, at least 19 people were killed and 15 injured in an incident at a naval exercise, the Iranian army’s press service said.
According to preliminary data, everything happened on Sunday evening in the Gulf of Oman, when one ship of the country’s naval forces accidentally launched a missile on another ship. The injured ship was delivered to the seaport today for a technical inspection.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his condolences in connection with the incident to the commander in chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, the families of the victims, the people of Iran.
The state-owned television and radio company IRIB published a video with the consequences of a missile entering a ship.
The frames show a mangled ship with a demolished superstructure on the deck, from which comes black smoke. As a result, the ship did not sink and was moored off the coast with the help of a tugboat. Investigation of the tragic incident continues.
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