Iran: Military Vessel Accident Leaves 19 Dead and 15 Injured

The Konarak support vessel docked in an unidentified naval base in Iran. May 11, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @PressTV
The Konarak support vessel docked in an unidentified naval base in Iran. May 11, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @PressTV

The ship was accidentally sunk by a missile, fired from another Iranian Navy ship, during military exercises.

Iran’s army confirmed on Monday that 19 people were killed and 15 injured after an accident on May 10 aboard the Iranian military vessel Konarak.

The ship was participating in a military exercise in the waters off the port of Jask in the Gulf of Oman.

Of those 15 people, 12 were hospitalized and three more, with minor injuries, received medical assistance.

“The circumstances of the incident are currently under technical examination,” Iranian Students News Agency reported.

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