19 martyred, 15 injured in naval incident in southern Iran

This is the aftermath of an incident in Iran's southern waters in which 19 naval personnel have been martyred and 15 others injured.

As many as 19 people have been martyred and 15 others injured in an incident involving the Iranian Navy’s Kenarak logistical vessel in the country’s southern waters.

The incident happened on Sunday as a number of Navy vessels were conducting an exercise near the waters lying close to Jask and Chabahar ports that respectively belong to neighboring provinces of Hormozgan, and Sistan and Baluchestan, the Navy’s Public Relations’ Department said in a statement on Monday.

The statement noted that the injured are currently in stable condition.

“Naval relief and rescue teams reached the location shortly after the incident, retrieving the injured and the martyrs from the vessel and transferring them to medical centers,” the statement noted.

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By: PressTV (21666.60)

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Location: Iran