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Two dead and three injured in Yemen tanker explosion

Two dead and three injured in Yemen tanker explosion
Two Indian seafarers were killed and three injured after an explosion aboard product tanker Al Sadaa, off Yemen.

An explosion ripped through the Panama-flagged off Yemen’s Al Mahrah region, after a fire in the pump room according to reports. Local authorities dispatched firefighting tugs, and were able to contain the blaze.

The three survivors were taken to a hospital in Salalah, Oman, with one reported to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The bodies of two seafarers were also recovered.

“The three sailors injured in Yemen are all Indians. They are admitted in Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah, Oman”, said the India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj. “Our missions in Djibouti and Oman are providing all assistance to local authorities," he added.