New Delhi, January 18
Three Navy personnel died following an explosion onboard a warship docked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. All three dead were sailors.
Ten others on board were injured and are being treated at the Mumbai naval hospital.
The explosion occurred in an internal compartment of INS Ranvir, the Navy said.
An “internal compartment” would mean one of the many compartments on the ship. It is yet to be ascertained what caused the blast.
A board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause. The ship’s crew responded quickly and brought the situation under control. No major material damage has been reported. The identities of the deceased are yet to be disclosed.
INS Ranvir has been on operational deployment since November last year. Its home base is on the East Coast and it was due to return to its base shortly. The 147-metre-long warship, when fully loaded, has a displacement of 4,900 tonnes.
The fourth of the five Rajput-class destroyers, INS Ranvir was commissioned into the Navy in 1986.
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