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Seven sailors injured in India submarine accident

Published Mon, Sep 15, 2014 · 04:09 AM
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[MUMBAI] Seven Indian sailors were injured in an accident on a submarine off Mumbai yesterday, the navy said, with reports of another two missing in the latest incident to hit the force. The seven sailors suffered smoke inhalation and were airlifted from the submarine for treatment, navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said.

"The submarine was on a routine training sortie off Mumbai's coast when smoke was detected. Measures were taken to contain it," Commander Sinha told the NDTV news channel. "All the sailors are currently undergoing treatment under the supervision of a team of doctors. But I do not have details."

Naval ships have already taken up posts around the Russian-built INS Sindhuratna to provide help, he added.

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