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Toxic gas leaks on Indian Navy’s aircraft aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya; two killed

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KARWAR, KARNATAKA — Two people — an Indian Navy sailor and a civilian — were killed and two others seriously injured when a toxic gas leak incident took place onboard INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier on Friday evening.

“Shipwright Artificer Rakesh Kumar and Mohandas Kolambkar, an employee of M/s Royal Marine, succumbed to gas inhalation,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.

According to the Navy, the incident took place at about 5 pm while the Russian-built aircraft carrier was undergoing maintenance repairs at Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka.

Maintenance work was being undertaken in the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Compartment. Due to inhaling toxic gas, four persons, including two sailors and two civilian workers, were evacuated to the Naval Hospital at Karwar.

Meanwhile,the Indian Navy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

 

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5 dead as gunman attacks churchgoers in Russia

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At least five people were killed and another five were injured when a gunman attacked a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan, Russian news agencies reported.

The attack occurred in the village of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority republic of Dagestan.

Russian news agencies said the attack occurred as churchgoers celebrated Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar.

CCTV footage from the site of the deadly shooting shows a man armed with a rifle gunning down two women in broad daylight.

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A bearded man clad in a black vest and camouflage pants was seen crossing the street before opening fire on two female churchgoers as they left a service in Kizlyar in the Republic of Dagestan on Sunday afternoon. A woman walking several meters from the attacker was seen rushing away as the bloodshed unfolded.

The attacker was identified as a 22-year-old man local to the region, the TASS news agency said, citing the investigative committee.

He was shot and killed by security services who were on duty nearby, TASS said, adding that a hunting rifle, bullets and a knife were discovered on his person.

Initial reports suggested all five victims were women, TASS said, citing the local branch of the interior ministry.

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