3 dead, 19 hurt in Navy Ship Fire

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 24, 2006

Three sailors were killed and 19 injured, 11 of them seriously, in a fire that broke out on board naval warship INS Magar on the evening of Feb. 22, as it was dumping live expired missiles off the Visakhapattanam coast. The warship was reaching the end of operations to dump explosives when one of the remaining four to five missile boxes went off. The victims were immediately airlifted and rushed to Kalyani hospital and the naval base. The ship suffered no major damage and returned safely to harbor on its own. The navy has ordered a board of inquiry to probe the cause of the incident. (Source: www.expressindia.com)
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