Iranian Navy has hit its own naval vessels in the Gulf of Oman during an exercise on Sunday. 19 Iranian soldiers have lost their lives and 15 others injured in this accident.
According to Iranian media report, the support ship Konarak was hit by a new anti-ship missile in the Gulf of Oman during an exercise on Sunday.
The incident took place near the Strait of Hormuz. This is a very important waterway through which about a fifth of the world’s oil passes.
Picture of Iranian soldiers who lost their lives in this accident:
“On Sunday evening… during naval exercises performed by a number of the naval force’s vessels in the waters of Jask and Chabahar, an accident happened involving the Konarak light support ship vessel, causing the death of a number of brave members of the naval forces,” the Iranian navy said in a statement on Monday.