Two naval personnel died on Thursday morning in a tragic accident at the airport hangar of Southern Naval Command (SNC) headquarter in Kochi. As per the sources, two naval personnel were standing near the hangar when the door collapsed on them causing critical head injuries. Both of them were immediately rushed to the INS Sanjeevani hospital, however, they died due to injuries.
“Aircraft and helicopters are parked in a hangar at the Southern Naval Command headquarters. The hangar has huge metal sliding doors. The incident took place around 10:30 am on Thursday. The two deceased were standing near the hangar when the door collapsed and fell on them. The Naval Command will announce their names soon after their families have been informed.”, the Naval command’s PRO told TNM.
The name of the two deceased has been identified as Naveen and Ajith. The reason for the collapse is not confirmed yet and the navy has started an investigation on the matter.
The Indian Navy is in the process to create a new full-time post of inspector-general that will ensure safe operations at sea reducing the risk of accidents.
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