Two people have been killed and seven others injured in an accident off the coast of Maldives.
The vessel, an Italian-flagged vessel, collided with a reef in the Gulf of Aden and the dead were identified as the crew, according to an official statement by the Maldives Coast Guard.
It was sailing from the Indian city of Hyderabad to the Indian port of Alor, when it came under fire.
The Indian coast guard, which is responsible for patrolling the waters of the Gulf, confirmed the incident.
It’s not clear why the crew of the ship did not inform the authorities of the situation.
The ship has been sunk by a strong current and the two men have been identified as members of the crew.
The Maldives government has also launched a probe into the accident.