Agency: Explosion leads to fire on board an Iranian-owned tanker near the Saudi port of Jeddah

Agency: Explosion leads to fire on board an Iranian-owned tanker near the Saudi port of Jeddah


An explosion occurred in an Iranian oil tanker, causing a fire near the Saudi port of Jeddah, the Student News Agency reported On Friday, adding that experts believe the blast was a "terrorist attack."

The blast on the tanker owned by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) caused a fire on board about 96 kilometers from the port of Jeddah, the agency quoted unnamed sources as saying the blast caused extensive damage to the tanker and an oil spill in the Red Sea, the agency said.


Share


Print Send