Bodies of 3 naval personnel recovered from ill-fated submarine

Mumbai: Naval divers on Friday found bodies of three naval personnel from ill-fated submarine ‘INS Sindhurakshak’ which exploded and sank at the Mumbai dockyard early on Wednesday.

“Three bodies have been recovered from the submarine by our divers but their identity has not yet been ascertained,” Navy sources said.

There were 18 personnel, including three officers, who had got trapped inside the 2,300 tonne Russian-made submarine and all are feared dead. In one of the worst disasters to have struck the Navy, a series of explosions rocked ‘INS Sindhurakshak’ at the Mumbai dockyard sinking it partially in the shallow sea.