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Two sailors missing, 7 injured in Indian navy submarine accident

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:00 PM

MUMBAI (AFP) - Two sailors were missing and another seven were injured after smoke was detected aboard a submarine off Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian navy officials said, in the latest accident to hit the force.

The seven sailors suffered smoke inhalation and were airlifted from the submarine for treatment, navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said, without disclosing details of the incident.

"The submarine was on a routine training sortie off Mumbai's coast when smoke was detected. Measures were taken to contain it," Commander Sinha told the NDTV news channel.

"All the sailors are currently undergoing treatment under the supervision of a team of doctors. But I do not have details."

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