News 14 january — 13:47

Bodies found as Sanchi burns, one week on


Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China's coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave, BBC reports.

The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision with a cargo ship.

The salvage team also recovered the ship's "black box" recording unit.

The bodies of only three of the 32 crewmen - 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis - have so far been found. A team of Iranian commandos is joining the operation.

The tanker was sailing from Iran to South Korea at the time of the collision last Saturday evening.

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