Dozens dead as Iranian destroyer accidentally one of the country’s own warships after opening fire on it

An Iranian destroyer has reportedly opened fire on one of its own warships by accident, causing ‘dozens of casualties’.

40 naval personnel are missing in the incident, according to local media reports this evening.  

The friendly fire reportedly sank one of Iran’s own warships in the Sea of Oman.   

An unconfirmed video shows the evacuation of wounded sailors

 

An unconfirmed video shows the evacuation of wounded sailors

 

An unconfirmed video shows the evacuation of wounded sailors from the frigate on Sunday evening

The friendly fire may have killed dozens of servicemen. 

According to local media, an Iranian battleship was accidentally hit by a C-802 Noor missile during military exercises, causing it to sink.  

ELINT News reported that the Iranian Jamaran frigate accidentally fired on the Konarak support ship with an anti-ship cruise missile during exercises.

 

 

‘The Jamaran is a Moudge-class frigate armed with 4 C-802 (Noor) anti-ship cruise missiles. This is likely what was launched,’ they wrote on Twitter. 

An unconfirmed video shows the evacuation of wounded sailors from the frigate on Sunday evening. 

Other video purportedly shows two injured sailors being recovered by fishermen at sea. 

Arab Observer

 

 

 

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