Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency says three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisoned all 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea.

Friday's report says the crew of the vessel, Nazmehr, was transferred to a hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan, but that the three seamen died before they reached the hospital. IRNA says the case is under investigation.

The ship was carrying grain from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan.

The ship's captain stayed aboard and was given medical assistance, according to Azerbaijan's health care ministry.

Ministry spokesman Parviz Abubekirov said preliminary information indicated that the crew had been poisoned by chemicals used to protect grain.

You may also like these

Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites...

Dec 20, 2018

Facebook says it is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the...

India marks anniversary of post-independence...

Jan 26, 2017

India is celebrating the anniversary of the day its constitution came into effect with an elaborate...

Politics, migration dominate visual art fair in...

Feb 5, 2017

It's no surprise that satirical portraits of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are the...

Library grounds in southern India turn into quiet...

Feb 18, 2017

In the congested southern Indian city of Hyderabad, the sprawling grounds of the central library...

Before "Lion," the story behind an unlikely...

Mar 1, 2017

Four years before the Oscar-nominated movie "Lion" was released, two AP reporters told the story of...

Search
Broaden News

Sign up now!

Recent Discovery will take you to the captivating developments in science, technology, and the universe around us. We deliver to you the latest news, theories, and developments in the world of science.

Contact us: sales[at]recentdiscovery.com