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.
2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house
DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.
The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.
It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.
Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.
Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.
Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.
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