Indian media news release: A lieutenant commander lost his life while attempting to snuff out an accidental fire that broke out on India’s only aircraft carrier INS VIKRAMADITYA near the INS Kadamba Naval Base in Karwar on Apr 26.
According to the Indian Navy, the carrier was entering the harbour at Karwar base, when an accidental fire broke out on the ship. Though the crew was able to bring the fire under control immediately, lieutenant commander DS Chauhan lost consciousness inhaling the fumes during the firefight.
He was rushed to the INHS Patanjali hospital near the base, but breathed his last while undergoing treatment. (…)