Jan 14, 2018, 6:20 PM
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Iran parliament speaker condoles with tanker crew's families

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani extended condolences on Sunday to the families of the crew of the Iranian oil tanker over their passing away.

He expressed sorrow about 'martyr-like death of the crew of the Sanchi' and prayed for the deceased and wished their families patience.

Also, Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi offered condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.

Also, First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri offered condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.

An Iranian tanker carrying gas condensates collided with a Chinese freight ship in East China coast on Jan 6, and all the 32 members of its crew went missing. Three bodies were later found during a rescue operation.

The 30 Iranian and the two Bangladeshi sailors, who were members of the crew, had unfortunately been killed due to toxic gas and the huge size of the fire which embraced the tanker since the outset of the tragic incident, Head of Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday morning.

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