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Iranian cargo ship sinks in Bay of Bengal

New Delhi, July 2, IRNA - An Iranian cargo ship sank in the Bay of Bengal after its engine broke down in the deep sea, 60 nautical miles from Bangladesh's southwestern sea port Mongla.

The accident occurred when the vessel - MV Mir Demand, carrying 91 containers - was caught in a storm after sailing from Bangladesh's largest seaport Chittagong on Sunday afternoon for India, IANS reported here Monday.

Rescue ships rushed to the scene. The fate of 17 crew members was not known, said the report.

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