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Iran’s largest navy ship sinks in Oman sea after catching fire (VIDEO)

07:00 PM | 2 Jun, 2021
Iran’s largest navy ship sinks in Oman sea after catching fire (VIDEO)

TEHRAN – The Iranian navy’s largest ship sank in the sea of Oman after catching fire early Wednesday.

According to the Iranian Navy, efforts failed to save the support ship, the Kharg, after it caught fire in the wee hours.

The training vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask near the Strait of Hormuz — the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf, IFP news reported.

Photos and videos circulating on social media show sailors wearing life jackets jumping off the ship as a fire continue to engulf the vessel.

Iran’s state TV referred to the Kharg as a “training ship.”

The Kharg was one of a few vessels in the fleet of Iranian navy capable of lifting heavy cargo besides serving as a launch point for helicopters.

The ship, built in Britain and launched in 1977, was added to the Iranian fleet in 1984.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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