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India’s only aircraft carrier catches fire, naval commander dies

KARWAR, Karnataka: A naval officer died in a fire broke out at the India’s only aircraft carrier ‘INS Vikramaditya‘ at Karwar harbour in Karnataka state, Indian media reported on Friday.

Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan was reportedly lost life in the incident, NDTVreported quoting Indian Navy’s statement.

According to the reports, Chauhan lost consciousness due to the smoke and fumes during the firefighting efforts and later he died after being evacuated to the hospital.

The fire was brought under control by the ship’s crew and reportedly prevented the only aircraft carrier from any serious damage affecting the ship’s combat capability.

 

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