Tehran city council to discuss naming a street after Sanchi victims 

January 6, 2019

TEHRAN — As per a request submitted by the National Iranian Tanker Company to Tehran city council, the council will discuss naming a street after victims of Sanchi oil tanker tragedy [in which the tanker burned and sank off the coast of China on January 6, 2018], the council chairman said on Sunday.

Mohsen Hashemi made the remarks concurrent with the first anniversary of the Sanchi oil tanker incident, IRNA news agency reported.

The Sanchi oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of Iran’s light crude oil was heading to South Korea when collided with a Chinese freighter off east coast of China on January 6. The collision set fire to the oil tanker and after days of burning. The taker eventually sank on January 14. Following the tragic incident all those aboard, including 30 Iranian sailors and two Bangladeshi ones were announced dead.

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