Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Indian Navy submarine explosion in Mumbai Port leaves 18 sailors dead

The Indian Navy's Sindhurakshak submarine is now said to be practically submerged after the fire

An Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak submerged off the Mumbai Port after a huge explosion - leaving dead at least 18 sailors on-board.

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Witnesses described the accident as a huge fireball that shot hundreds of feet in air. The submarine is believed to be nearly submerged after fire in home port of Mumbai.

One man standing outside the dockyard said he heard a sound like a rocket or jet engine, then a blast, while another witness said the sky turned red.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in two hours as the vessel dipped under water, and a rescue operation is now underway in a bid to save any survivors feared trapped on board.

16-year-old Russian-made INS Sindhurakshak was refitted by Russian company less than a year ago.

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via Mail Online
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