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Total Fatalities 506,520
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Today's Fatalities 1,217
Today's Cases 67,084
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 506,520
Total Cases 42,478,060
Today's Fatalities 1,217
Today's Cases 67,084

ASIA

Iran coastguards rescue 11 Indian sailors from sinking ship

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By: Shubham Ghosh

IRANIAN coastguards this week rescued 11 Indian sailors after their vessel, which was going to Oman, sank due to bad weather, the country’s state media on Wednesday (5) reported.

“The boat – that was heading to the port of Sohar in Oman yesterday – came toward Iranian waters due to storms, bad weather conditions and technical problems,” Ali Mehrani, acting governor of Jask County (south), was quoted as saying by state broadcaster Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

The ship was carrying sugar and sank four nautical miles off Gabrik district of Hormozgan province in southern Iran overlooking the Gulf of Oman, Mehrani said, adding the crew members were in good condition.

“The general condition of the crew is good,” he said.

Bad weather has affected southern Iran and Arab nations in the Gulf in recent times and several weather warnings have been issued.

Rain caused by the inclement weather, which is expected to continue in Iran till Friday (7), also caused flash flooding in a number of southern and south-eastern provinces in the country.

The rainy weather system, expected to last until Friday in Iran, has caused flash flooding in the southern provinces such as Fars, Hormozgan, Kerman, and Sistan-Baluchistan (southeast). A number of people were also killed in the floods.

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