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Two Navy Personnel Die After Aircraft Hangar Collapses At Kochi Naval Base

The incident occurred on Thursday morning at Southen Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala. Court of inquiry being ordered into the matter.

Two Navy Personnel Die After Aircraft Hangar Collapses At Kochi Naval Base
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Two Navy Personnel Die After Aircraft Hangar Collapses At Kochi Naval Base
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2018-12-27T15:47:13+05:30

Two Navy personnel were killed on Thursday when an aircraft hangar collapsed at the Naval base in Kochi, a defence spokesperson said.

The two, sailors attached to the aviation electrical branch, were "tragically killed when one of the hangar doors of the Indian Naval Air Squadron 322 collapsed at INS Garuda," a defence statement said.

Naveen (28) and Ajeet Singh (29) were passing by when the door was "dislodged from its supporting rails above" and fell on them, it said.

Initial reports had said the two were killed when the hangar collapsed on them.

"Both the sailors were rushed in a critically injured state to the naval hospital, INHS Sanjivani, where despite best efforts of the doctors to resuscitate them, they succumbed to their injuries at about 9.40 am," the statement said.

A board of inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the accident, it said.

Naveen, from Bhiwani district of Haryana, had joined the Indian Navy in 2008 and is survived by wife and two-year-old daughter.

Ajeet Singh, belonging to Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, had joined the Navy a year later and leaves behind wife and five-year-old son, the statement added.

(PTI)

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