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All 18 sailors dead in Mumbai submarine tragedy: Indian Navy

English.news.cn   2013-08-16 14:38:18            

This TV screen grab of Indian Times Now channel shows the news about an India submarine explosion in Mumbai, India, Aug. 14, 2013. An India submarine exploded and sank in Mumbai on Wednesday and 18 sailors on board were feared trapped. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)


NEW DELHI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Navy Friday said that the recovery of three dead bodies out of 18 sailors trapped inside INS Sindhuraksak submarine, which was gutted in a fire following multiple explosions and sank at Mumbai port Wednesday, clearly indicated no chances of survival for anyone inside the Russia-made vessel.

The conditions of the three dead bodies recovered by naval divers indicated that the possibility of anyone being alive on board the submarine is next to impossible, the Indian Navy said, adding that the bodies were charred beyond recognition and have been sent for DNA examination.

However, recue operations are still on to recover 15 more sailors still missing in the tragedy, the Navy said.

The submarine, which sank at Mumbai port, was recently renovated at 80 million U.S. dollars in Russia.


Photos >> Indian submarine explodes, traps 18 sailors on board

Bodies of 3 Indian navy sailors found in sunken submarine

MUMBAI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) --One more body of an Indian navy sailor was found in the sunken submarine INS Sindhurakshak Friday morning, adding the victim number to three, local news channel CNN- IBN reported. Full Story

Indian Navy submarine blasts, 18 sailors feared trapped

MUMBAI, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Indian Navy's INS Sindhurakshak submarine at the Mumbai Naval Dockyard blasted and then caught fire early Wednesday morning, with 18 sailors feared trapped inside the gutted vessel, local news channel NDTV said.

According to navy officials, the submarine blasted around 12 p. m. in the midnight, and soon it was on major fire. Sailors on board jumped off the ship for safety. Local residents even can saw fire and heavy smoke from the spot. Full story

India's leading submarine gutted, another partially damaged in explosion at Mumbai port

NEW DELHI, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Just two days after India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier, the country suffered a major setback after a major fire, triggered by a huge explosion, gutted one of its submarines and partially damaged another at Mumbai naval dockyard in the early hours of Wednesday.

"The explosion took place soon after midnight on board Indian Navy's newly modified submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, docked at the high-security naval dockyard in Mumbai. It was gutted in the fire and INS Sindhuratna, another submarine berthed nearby, also got damaged in the explosion," the sources said. Full story

Indian defense minister expresses sadness over death of sailors

NEW DELHI, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said that he feels sad about the sailors who lost their lives in the fire on an Indian Navy submarine in Mumbai.

"I feel sad about those navy personnel who lost their lives for the country," Antony told reporters outside parliament. Full story


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