12hrs gone; fire yet to be controlled in warship

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Mumbai, Jan 31: Following a collision between a foreign merchant ship and Indian naval vessel, a major fire caught in the naval ship in the wee hours on Monday, Jan 31. Twelve hours have already gone but the fire is yet to be controlled by the navy officials.

INS Vindhyagiri, the naval ship collided with the merchant vessel at Mumbai Harbour on Sunday (Jan 30) evening. Eight fire engines and Navy have been trying to control the fire from the morning on Jan 31.

The family members of Navy personnel were celebrating the 'Day at Sea' when the coalition took place. Though no news of casualties and oil spill have been reported yet.

According to an official, INS Vidhyagiri was returning to the dockyard while the merchant vessel was leaving Mumbai harbour when the two collided.

Sources informed that possibilities of saving the warship seemed bleak.
12:30 PM

Updates

According the latest information, the INS Vidhyagiri naval vessel is sinking right now. Fire is yet to be contained.
12:45 PM

More details are awaited

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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