Foreign Ministry: one Azerbaijani dies as cargo ship sinks off Turkish coast

Foreign Ministry: one Azerbaijani dies as cargo ship sinks off Turkish coast

One Azerbaijani citizen died as a cargo ship sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva said.

"The Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkey confirmed that there were two Azerbaijanis aboard a cargo ship that sank off the coast of Turkey's Samsun province. According to the embassy, as a result of the shipwreck, one Azerbaijani citizen died and the search continues for the other one," RIA Novosti cited Abdullayeva as saying.

The cargo ship, sailing under the Panama flag, sank in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey's Samsun province on January 7. Ukraine's Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha said that four Ukrainian citizens died in the accident.

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