INS Ranvir blast: Mumbai Police registers accidental death report, probe underway

3 were killed and 11 others were injured in the explosion

Agencies | Updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 01:00 PM IST

INS Ranvir | ANI
INS Ranvir | ANI

Mumbai's Colaba Police Station registered an accidental death report (ADR) in the death of three naval personnel, who lost their lives in an explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir on Tuesday at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, said police on Wednesday. 11 others were injured in the explosion.

The deceased have been identified as Krishan Kumar Gopirav, MCPO I ASWI Antisubmarine Instructor aged 46, Surinder Kumar S Waliya, MCPO II Sports PT Master aged 47 and Arvind Kumar Mahatam Singh, MCPO II aged 38.

The police said that all dead bodies have been sent to JJ Hospital in Mumbai.

The injured naval officers have been identified as PV Reddy (23), Yogesh Kumar Gupta (36), Gopaal Yadav (21), Shubham Dev (20), Hari Kumar (22), Shailendra Yadav (22), Tanmay Dar (22), L Surendrajit Singh (39), Komendra Singh (24), Kapil (21) and Avinash Varma (22).

The Navy conveyed its condolences to the families of those killed in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Indian Navy officials, in their statement, informed that "in an unfortunate incident today at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, 3 naval personnel lost their lives in an explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir. Responding immediately, the ship's crew brought the situation under control. There is no major material damage," the officials said.

"INS Ranvir was on cross coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command and was due to return to base port shortly," Indian Navy officials further added.

A Board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause.

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Published on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 10:47 AM IST