Lebanon expressed sympathy with the Iranian government and nation after 19 servicemen were martyred and 15 others injured following a naval incident in the country’s southern waters.
“The Embassy of Lebanon in Tehran extends its condolences to the Government and People of Iran, and to the Iranian Navy on the sad loss of life resulting from the tragic incident in the Gulf Oman yesterday. We further extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loves ones of the 19 Navy personnel who lost their lives, and wish those who were injured a speedy recovery,” the Lebanese Embassy in Tehran said in a tweet on Tuesday.
According to Iran’s Navy, the incident happened when a number of the Navy vessels were carrying an exercise off the coasts of Jask and Chabahar southeast of Iran.
After the incident, the casualties were dispatched to the Haft-e Tir Pier in Chabahar, and transferred to the city’s Imam Ali (PBUH) Hospital via ten ambulances.
An informed military source, meanwhile, dismissed reports that the vessel had been totally destroyed in the incident, saying it had been towed to the shore afterward.
The Navy confirmed that the Konarak support vessel had been transferred to a local pier for technical examination.