Jan 20, 2018, 12:05 PM
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Iran Embassy in Mexico City opens memorial book for tanker victims

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – The Embassy of Iran in Mexico opened a memorial book on Thursday and Friday to commemorate the sailors of the Sanchi oil tanker who lost their life in a crash fire accident.

Diplomats and representatives from Mexico and other countries as well as international organizations signed the book to show their sympathy with the families of the Iranian sailors.

A number of Mexican and diplomats also expressed their condolences through letters and phone calls.

The Iranian tanker Sanchi collided with a Chinese freight ship in East China coast on January 6, and all the 32 crew members went missing. Three bodies were later found during a rescue operation.

The 30 Iranians and the two Bangladeshi sailors, who were crew members, had been reportedly killed due to inhaling toxic gases. The size of the fire and the volume of smoke hampered the rescue mission and made it impossible to approach the vessel.

The tanker which was carrying 11,510 tons of gas condensates, 1,956 tons of mazut and 118 tons of diesel sank completely in China Sea last Sunday.

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