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Two navy sailors dead, 14 rescued after warship INS Betwa tips over at Mumbai dock

The warship, commissioned in 2004, was undergoing a refit at the dockyard when the accident happened. 


Two navy sailors dead, 14 rescued after warship INS Betwa tips over at Mumbai dock

Mumbai: Two navy personnel were killed and 14 others were rescued on Monday after navy's battleship INS Betwa tipped over at a naval dockyard in Mumbai.

The warship, commissioned in 2004, was undergoing a refit at the dockyard when the accident happened.

Two sailors, who went missing after the accident, were found dead. 

The condition of 14 injured sailors, who were rescued from the dock with minor injuries, are in a stable condition, ANI reported.

The extent of the damage is being assessed, a navy spokesman said.

"We have never had such an incident before,” ANI quoted Navy PRO on INS Betwa DK Sharma as saying.

According to a media report, the INS Betwa titled 90 degrees and the main mast has broken, the tribuneindia.com reported.

The mast houses the surveillance radars.

The 3800-tonne guided missile frigate was to go out to sea after a refit, the report said.

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