Bengaluru, June 10: An incident of toxic leak is being reported onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
According to initial reports, two causalities have been reported. A sailor and a civilian is said to have been killed in the incident.
The two deceased are Rakesh Kumar, a Shipwright Artificer Class 4 and Mohandas Kolambkar, of Royal Marine.
Navy says both succumbed due to gas inhalation. The relatives of both have been been informed and the Navy has ordered an inquiry as well.
"All efforts have been taken to render the compartment and area on the ship safe," says a Navy spokesperson.
The incident happened in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) onboard INS Vikramaditya.
The ship has been anchored at Karwar base in Karnataka for a refit for the last 10 days.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had hosted US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter onboard the ship in April.
More details are awaited.