Two Dead, Three Missing in Fire Aboard VLCC off Sharjah

The fire on board the VLCC Zoha 1 on Wednesday evening claimed the lives of two seafarers and injured eight others, according to Indian officials. 

The Zoha 1 caught fire about 20 miles off the coast of Sharjah, UAE on Wednesday, sending up a plume of smoke visible from the city's waterfront. Indian consular officials told Gulf News that the blaze killed two Indian nationals. Eight other people, including two Indian seafarers, were injured in the accident, and three remain missing. 


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