2 Indians killed, several missing in the fire of a tanker in front of the UAE: report

DUBAI: Two Indian sailors were killed and several others were reported missing after a Panamanian flag was caught fire off the UAE ’s coast on Wednesday, a media report said on Friday. The federal authority for land and maritime transport said the fire broke out on the tanker 21 miles off the UAE coast on Wednesday evening was quickly brought under control by fire -fighters, the reported.

Efforts are being made to locate missing people, he said.

The rescue and emergency response teams provided relief to those who received a distress call and rescued the ship's crew, the Authority said in a statement.

Sources of daily appointments reported that the tanker had about 55 people on board, including 12 crew members at the time of the accident.

Two Indians died in the fire while two others are reported to be critical. Another 10 are said to be missing, the report said.