All 29 missing Iranian seafarers feared dead: Official

IFP – The burning Iranian oil tanker is sinking in Eastern China after it flared up again Sunday morning, and all the 29 missing crew members are feared dead, according to Iranian officials.

A spokesman for the Iranian government’s delegation to China said all Iranian seafarers have unfortunately died in the early hours of the explosions.

A Chinese commander of the rescue operation also noted that there is no hope that any of the seafarers would be alive due to explosions and spread of toxic gases that were released in the early hours.

According to a Farsi report by the IRIB News Agency, the Chinese official also added that the recovered bodies also prove such an assessment.

Two of the three bodies already recovered are totally burnt, according to a top Iranian official.