Cylinder blast reported in Naval ship, 3 sailors injured

A cylinder explosion was reported in a Naval ship off Trivandrum coast early on Wednesday.

Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 12:36 PM IST
Cylinder blast reported in Naval ship, 3 sailors injured

Trivandrum: A cylinder explosion was reported in a Naval ship off Trivandrum coast early on Wednesday.

The cylinder explosion took place in INS Nireekshak in which at least three sailors were injured. The incident occurred after a bailout bottle (cylinder used by divers) exploded on INS Nireekshak, ANI reported.

Those injured have been hospitalised in a military hospital here for treatment.

According to latest reports, the right leg of POCD Pradeep Kumar, who is one one of the three injured in the incident, has been amputated by the doctors.  

Meanwhile, a probe has also been ordered.