On August 10, an explosion occurred on a commercial ship moored in the Syrian port of Latakia. As a result, a fire broke out on board.
The Syrian rescue teams reported that the fire was eliminated. At the time of the incident, the ship was empty, but several crew members were slightly injured due to fire and smoke on board. According to preliminary data, two port workers were injured. Considerable material damage was also reported.
According to SANA, the fire on the ship occurred during repair work. According to the general director of the Latakia seaport, the ship was not loaded and arrived at the port for repairs. The injured were poisoned by carbon monoxide and were hospitalized.
Amid the on-going game of battleship in the Arabian Sea, some media speculated that the ship was Iranian-owned.However, these claims are yet to be confirmed.
The cause of the blast is still unknown.
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