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Fire onboard naval ship INS Vikramaditya, 1 officer dead

One Navy personnel has died in a fire incident onboard INS Vikramaditya. The incident was reported on the aircraft carrier when it was entering harbour in Karnataka's Karwar.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 26, 2019 16:10 IST
Fire onboard naval ship INS Vikramaditya, 1 officer dead

Fire onboard naval ship INS Vikramaditya, 1 officer dead

An Indian Navy officer died while trying to put out a fire on INS Vikramaditya when the ship was entering the Karwar harbour in Karnataka, the government said.

Lt Cdr D.S. Chauhan, who was leading the firefighting efforts, suffered a loss of consciousness owing to smoke and fumes, an official note released by the Navy said.

Chauhan collapsed while taking swift action preventing any serious damage affecting the ship's combat capability and was rushed to the Naval Hospital at Karwar, INHS Patanjali for medical attention. 

"However, the officer could not be revived," the statement said.

A Board of Inquiry will probe the circumstances of the incident. 

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