The President of Turkmenistan expressed condolences to his Iranian counterpart related with the tragedy in the East China sea

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent deep condolences to President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in connection with the incident in the East China sea to the accident the Iranian oil tanker, resulting in numerous casualties.

In his message the head of Turkmenistan transferred the words of deep empathy and support to the families and friends of the victims.

As reported in the foreign media, the accident occurred on Saturday evening, January 6 in the East China sea 160 miles off the coast of China. A tanker leased by the Korean company Hanwha TOTAL Co, was carrying condensate, belonging to the National Iranian oil company (NIOC) and caught fire after collision with Chinese vessel.

Iranian authorities have confirmed the death of all 32 crew members of an oil tanker. Among them - 30 Iranians and two citizens of Bangladesh. The people who were on a cargo ship (21 people) were saved.


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