Two Indian seafarers die in fire accident

Two Indian sailors have died in a fire that broke out on board the Al Sadaa tanker in Yemen, according to India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.

Three other seafarers, also all of Indian nationality were injured in the incident.

“The three sailors injured in Yemen are all Indians. They are admitted in Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah, Oman,” Swaraj said. “Our missions in Djibouti and Oman are providing all assistance.”

Two of the three injured crewmembers were said to be out of danger, with the remaining third sailor said to be in critical condition due to the gravity of the sustained injuries.

There were no further details revealed on the condition of the ship or the potential cause of the fire.

The Panama-flagged oil/chemical tanker is built in 1994 and has a deadweight of 2204 tonnes.

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