Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sub tragedy: Lab identifies 9 bodies after DNA testing, two cases pending

The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) handed over bodies of nine navy personnel, who were killed in the INS Sindhurakshak tragedy, to JJ Hospital after identifying them through DNA profiling.

The DNA identification of two bodies is still pending.

The bodies were first handed over to the JJ Hospital for post-mortem and then they were given to the Kalina FSL for DNA test.

On August 13 night, an explosion ripped through the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, which had 18 people on board.

The Navy Sunday recovered the 12th body from the wreckage of INS Sindhurakshak that was destroyed in a fire last month.

On Tuesday, a solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held at the naval hospital, INHS Asvini, for the three navy personnel of INS Sindhurakshak who were killed in the tragedy.

Wreaths were laid by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, the Flag Officer Commanding-in -chief, Western Naval Command, the Commodore Commanding Submarines (West) and the Commanding Officer of INS Sindhurakshak.

Several senior naval officers and men of the Western Naval Command were also present, and paid their respects with floral tributes to the dead.

The ceremony was conducted with full military honours and the families and close relatives of those who lost their lives were present.

Wednesday 11 September 2013


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