Iran missile accidentally hits its own ship: During military exercises in the Gulf of Oman, an Iranian missile fell on its naval ship, killing 19 sailors and injuring 15 others.
Iran missile accidentally hits its own ship during a military exercise, 19 dead
According to the report of Iran's state media, the accident occurred on Sunday during the testing of a new anti-ship missile.
During this test in the Gulf of Oman, the missile collided with the light support of a ship named Konark, carrying military equipment.
This military exercise was taking place near Harmuse Strait. The missile was launched from the battleship Jarman.
Iranian forces often conduct such tests.
Government media reports reported that a missile crashed from a Konark ship at Bandar-e-Jask during military exercises on Sunday afternoon, on the southern coast of Iran.
During the target practice, the ship came in contact with the missile as the distance between the target and the ship was not taken care of during this time.
The accident occurred at the Port of Just in the Gulf of Oman, about 1270 km southeast of the capital Tehran.