Loud Explosion and Fire on Indian Navy Submarine

By Accidents
A loud explosion and a fire rocked Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak docked at the high security naval dockyard in Mumbai early on August 14th, 2013.

Many seamen aboard the Indian submarine reportedly jumped off to safety in the water, but an official statement of the Defense Ministry added that there was a probability of some staff of the submarine being trapped inside.

At least six fire tenders of Mumbai Fire Brigade and Mumbai Port Trust were rushed to help the naval fire brigade to douse the conflagration, the smoke emanating from which could be seen in many parts of south Mumbai.

It is still unknown what lead to explosion and blaze of the submarine, as well as the extent of damage to the submarine and naval properties.