Printed five:05 a.m. ET Could 11, 2020 |Updated six:53 a.m. ET May perhaps 11, 2020
Condition media say missile strike a guidance ship in a pleasant-fire incident, killing as lots of as 19 sailors and wounding other people.
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian missile fired for the duration of a teaching training in the Gulf of Oman struck a aid vessel close to its focus on, killing 19 Iranian sailors and wounding 15, Iran’s condition media noted on Monday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.
The assertion appreciably raised the dying toll in Sunday’s incident from what was documented just hrs earlier, when Iran’s condition media claimed at the very least one sailor was killed.
The Konarak, a Hendijan-course assistance ship, which was using portion in the training, was far too near to a concentrate on during an training on Sunday when the incident happened, the studies said. The vessel experienced been putting targets out for other ships to concentrate on. The media reported the missile struck the vessel unintentionally.
The friendly hearth incident took area in close proximity to the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran, in the Gulf of Oman, condition Television explained.