A warship blast in Mumbai, India has killed three members of the navy

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A warship blast in Mumbai, India has killed three members of the navy

 

Global New News Desk –
A shipwreck in Mumbai, India, has killed three members of the navy and seriously injured at least 11 others. News from the BBC

 

 

 

The old ship, INS Ranbir,  stationed at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, where the blast took place on Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

 

The names of the casualties have  revealed by the Navy on Wednesday. The Defense Ministry has also ordered a high-level investigation into the cause of the blast.

 

 

 

 

There have been a number of fatalities in the Indian Defense Forces in the recent past – including last month’s helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu that killed many, including India’s Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat.

 

 

 

 

In fact, one of the oldest warships in the Indian Navy is the INS Ranbir – a Soviet-era destroyer commissioned into the Army in April 1968.

 

 

 

 

Destroyers in the Indian Navy, dubbed the ‘Rajput Class’, are the fourth warships in the series.

 

 

 

 

The Navy said that since November last year, INS Ranbir had  deployed by the Eastern Naval Command in ‘Cross Coast Operational Deployment’ – meaning it was crossing the east coast of India, and  expected to return to its base port soon.

 

 

 

 

 

But before that, when the warship  docked in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, a huge explosion took place between four and five in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

A statement issued by the Navy on Tuesday night said that an explosion at an INS Ranbir’s inner compartment at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai had killed three members of the Navy.

 

 

 

 

It is said that after the explosion, the crew of the warship quickly brought the situation under control and  able to ‘avoid any major material damage’ (damage to the ship).

 

 

 

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of 2,000 people, according to Navy sources.

 

 

 

 

The three men killed were all working in the upper compartment.

 

 

 

 

A Navy spokesman tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral

R Hari Kumar, and all members of the force expressed deep sympathy to the families of

those killed in the blast.

 

 

 

 

He added that those killed in the blast were Krishan Kumar (MCPO One), Surinder Kumar

(MCPO Two) and AK Singh (MCPO Two). Each of them had the rank of a very senior sailor

in the Navy, but none of them were officers.

 

 

 

Accidents and explosive tragedies have happened many times in the Indian Navy.

 

 

 

 

Earlier, in June 2019, a worker  killed in a fire at a building under construction at Mazgaon Dockyard.

 

 

 

Earlier, in August 2013, a devastating fire and explosion occurred on a Russian-built Kilo-

class submarine called the ISS Sindhurakshak – in which all 16 crew members of the

submarine were buried near Mumbai.

 

 

 

India’s Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other Army members and

officers were killed in an Army helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu last month.

 

 

 

The committee investigating the incident said the helicopter had “forgotten the pilot in bad weather”.

 

 

 

A warship blast in Mumbai, India has killed three members of the navy

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