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Mishap at India's Largest Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya, 2 Dead

Sputnik News

20:13 10.06.2016(updated 20:19 10.06.2016)

A gas leak from the sewage treatment plant in the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has claimed two lives. INS Vikramaditya has been undergoing a refit at the naval base in Karwar since June 1.

New Delhi(Sputnik) – The accident reportedly took place around 5:00 pm (Indian Standard Time). It is reported that maintenance work was being undertaken in the sewage treatment plant when the toxic gas leaked from. According to the Indian Navy, a sailor and a civilian employee died due to inhalation of the toxic gas while the condition of two other persons exposed to the gas is stable.

The Indian Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident. INS Vikramaditya is the newest and largest ship to join the Indian Navy on 16 Nov 2013.


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