INS Betwa: Navy Chief Lanba leaves Mumbai to take stock of incident

| Updated: Dec 06, 2016 03:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will take stock of the INS Betwa, a frigate of the Indian Navy, wherein two sailors succumbed to injuries post the incident. Lanba on Monday left for Mumbai to assess the situation. At about 1:50 p.m. today, INS Betwa was in the process of undocking in Mumbai's Naval Dockyard when she slipped from her dock blocks and tilted. Immediate action was taken to get all personnel to safety; however, two sailors succumbed to injuries, while other 14 minor were injured. The injured were later discharged after they were given first-aid at the Indian Naval Hospital (INHS) Asvini. Meanwhile, a Technical evaluation for making of the ship upright is in progress and an inquiry into the incident has been ordered. (ANI)
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