An Indian submarine caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard killing the navy personnel, India’s defense minister has said.
AK Antony said he felt “sad about those navy personnel who lost their lives”. Earlier reports said at least 18 sailors were feared trapped.
The blast on the INS Sindhurakshak took place after midnight and firefighters spent four hours putting out the fire.
Officials said the diesel-powered vessel was badly damaged.
It remains partly submerged at its berth.