Tanker blast off UAE coast kills 2 Indian sailors

The UAE Government announced that two Indian sailors have been killed and after a Panamanian-flagged tanker was burst into flames, off the United Arab Emirates’ coast. Several others have also been reported missing.

The UAE Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport said efforts were to trace the missing persons, whose nationalities were not known, the Khaleej Times reported on Friday.

“Rescue and emergency response teams provided relief to the crew after they received a distress call and rescued the tanker’s crew,” the Authority said in a statement on Thursday.

There were around 55 people on board, including 12 crew members at the time of the accident

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