At least 10 crew members have been killed in a fire on two ships in the Kechi Strait

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 At least 10 crew members have been killed in a fire on two ships in the Kechi Strait


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Overseas Network, Jan. 22 (Reuters) - Two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait on Jan. 21, killing at least 10 crew members and rescuing 14 others, the Russian Ministry of Transport said. Reuters had previously reported that at least one crew member was killed in the accident.

According to the International Telegraph Agency, the accident occurred late Monday afternoon, when a ship transporting liquefied natural gas was transporting cargo to another ship south of Crimea.

It is reported that two vessels fly the Tanzanian flag with 31 crew members, including citizens from India and Turkey, some of whom jumped into the sea to escape the fire. Reported that it is not clear whether anyone is missing, the cause of the fire is not clear. It is reported that at least seven vessels were rescued on the scene.

Source: Author of Overseas Network: Zhang Zhenlian Editor: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331