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THREE NAVY PERSONNEL KILLED IN EXPLOSION ONBOARD INS RANVIR IN MUMBAI

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A file image of INS Ranvir   | Photo Credit : PTI

Inquiry ordered into incident at Mumbai naval dockyard

Three Navy personnel were killed and 11 injured in an explosion aboard the destroyer INS Ranvir at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday.

“In an unfortunate incident at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, three naval personnel succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion in an internal compartment on-board INS Ranvir,” the Navy said in a statement.

The ship’s crew responded immediately and brought the situation under control quickly, it said. “No major material damage has been reported,” the Navy added.

Officials said the incident took place at 4.30 p.m.

INS Ranvir had been on cross-coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command since November 2021 and was due to return to the base port shortly, the Navy said. A Board of inquiry has been ordered, it added.