Three victims of poisoning on Nazmehr cargo ship buried in Iran (PHOTO)

Society Materials 22 October 2018 18:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 22

By Jeyhun Alakbarov and Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Three seamen who died as a result of the poisoning on the Iranian dry cargo vessel Nazmehr have been buried in Iran's Bandar-e Anzali city.

Relatives of the deceased told the local media that the necessary standards for the seamen's safety was not observed on the vessel, and timely disinfection was not carried out either.

They demanded a serious investigation of the incident and prompt punishment of those guilty.

A massive poisoning occurred among the crew members of the vessel sailing from Aktau to Baku. The incident occurred at a distance of 21 miles from the island of Pirallahi, in the central part of the Caspian Sea.

According to the preliminary reports, the cause of the poisoning was chemical substance, which was used to process the grain transported by the vessel.

At 03:00, a border patrol vessel approached the Nazmehr cargo ship, taking on board seven crew members. First aid was provided to them on the vessel, after which the patrol vessel headed for the Absheron Port.

Doctors were called to provide emergency medical aid. Before their arrival, three members of the Nazmehr crew died.

The rescued crew members were placed in the toxicology department of the Clinical Medical Center #1.