Two killed due to gas leakage in INS Vikramaditya

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Published on: 11 Jun 2016 7:35 AM GMT
Two killed due to gas leakage in INS Vikramaditya
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Karwar (Karnataka): As many as two people were killed due to gas leakage in Indian Naval ship, INS Vikramaditya, on Friday, while it was undergoing the maintenance at coastal town of Karwar, in Karnataka.

Four people including two naval sailors and two civilian workers were rushed to Naval Hospital immediately after the tragedy, out of which two of them died due to gas inhalation.

The incident:

  • The tragedy took place during the maintenance work being undertaken in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Compartment of the vessel.
  • The Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

What officials said:

  • Navy officials said that while two officers lost their lives in the tradgedy, the other two are out of danger now, but are still admitted in the hospital for checkups.
  • “Two persons, namely Shipwright Artificer Class 4, Rakesh Kumar and Shri Mohandas Kolambkar, an employee of M/s Royal Marine, succumbed due to gas inhalation,” Stated a Navy official.

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