An Iraqi ship caught fire in the waters of the Persian Gulf. As a result, all nine crew members were killed. This was reported July 14 by local news portal Baghdad Today.
“An Iraqi ship caught fire in the Persian Gulf, resulting in the death of all crew members. Nothing is yet known about the cause of the accident,” the story said.
Ports Media Director Anmar al-Safi, in turn, said that news of the ship being set on fire spread through social networks, but it has not yet been confirmed or refuted.
Local authorities are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident.