Iran state news: Passenger boat sinks off Iran, 15 missing

By REUTERS
January 21, 2012 21:34

 
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TEHRAN - A passenger ship carrying 22 people sank off the Iranian coast near the port of Bandar Abbas on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The report did not give the cause of the incident but said so far only seven people had been rescued.

Local ports official, Ali Akbar Safaie, said the boat was traveling from the Island of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas. Rescue efforts were continuing, he said.

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