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India 3 navy personnel killed, 11 injured in explosion on a ship at a naval dockyard in Mumbai

Three Indian Navy personnel were killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion on a ship at a naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, the navy said.

“The ship’s crew responded immediately and quickly brought the situation under control. No major material damage has been reported,” the navy said in a statement.

The explosion happened in an internal compartment on board a naval vessel, Ranvir, which had been on operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command since November and was due to return to base port shortly, the statement said.

A board of inquiry was ordered to investigate the explosion.

INS Ranvir, among the oldest warships in the Navy, is a Soviet-era destroyer and was commissioned in April 1986.

The fourth destroyer of the Rajput class, it is the first of the Ranvir class. The other Ranvir class destroyer is INS Ranvijay.

This is the first major incident since June 2019 when a worker died in a fire on board the then under-construction Visakhapatnam destroyer at Mazagon dockyard.