Jan 19, 2018, 2:15 PM
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Ambassadors in Malaysia sign memorial book for Sanchi victims

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19, IRNA – A number of ambassadors and foreign missions in Malaysia on Friday paid tribute to the victims of the tragic incident of Iranian tanker.

Ambassadors of Turkey, Norway, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan at Iran's embassy in Kuala Lumpur signed the memorial book for the sailors killed in a maritime disaster. They extended their condolences to the families of the victims and Iranian government and people.

The Panama-registered Iranian tanker, named Sanchi, that was carrying 130,000 tons of gas condensate, collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter in East China Sea on January 7.

One dead body was pulled from water near the tanker when it was still burning and two others plus the black box were recovered by rescue team from the tanker. The tanker sank a week after the incident, despite all efforts made to save the lives of crew. Now it is presumed that all other 30 crew members are dead. Two Bangladeshis were onboard the vessel.

Meanwhile, some Malaysian officials and distinguished figures of the country also signed the memorial book.

A ceremony was also held on Thursday evening in commemoration of the 32 crew members of the tanker Sanchi at Iran's embassy at the office of cultural attaché of Iran's embassy in Malaysia that was attended by a number of Iranian officials and citizens residing in Kuala Lumpur.

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