Two killed on board INS Vikramaditya after toxic gas leak

Four persons, including two naval sailors and two civilian workers, inhaled toxic gas while maintenance work was being undertaken in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Compartment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2016 10:31:35 pm
INS Vikramaditya, gas leak ins vikramaditya, INS vikramaditya gas leak A gas leak onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya killed two on Friday (file Photo)

Two persons, including a civilian worker, died on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya after a toxic gas leak on Friday.

The incident took place around 5:00 PM while the ship was undergoing maintenance work at Karwar. Four persons, including two naval sailors and two civilian workers, inhaled toxic gas while maintenance work was being undertaken in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Compartment. They were immediately taken to the Naval Hospital in Karwar.

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Sailor Rakesh Kumar and Shri Mohandas Kolambkar, an employee of M/s Royal Marine, succumbed due to inhaling the toxic gas. The condition of the other two personnel is said to be stable. The Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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