3 missing after boat, tanker crash on Bosphorus

3 missing after boat, tanker crash on Bosphorus
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  • calendar-gray 10 January 2020

Three people are missing in Istanbul after a Turkish-flagged fishing boat collided with a Russian-flagged tanker on the Bosphorus Strait on Friday, according to Istanbul Governor's Office, APA reports citing Anadolu.  

The collision took place at around 6.35 a.m. local time (0335GMT) off Istanbul's Sariyer district, according to a statement by the local governor's office.

The fishing boat sank after the collision. Authorities were able to rescue three out of the six people on board.

The cause of the incident remains unclear, with rescue efforts underway for the remaining victims.

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