August 16th, 2013
05:32 AM ET

3 bodies recovered from sunken Indian sub

Three bodies have been recovered from an Indian navy submarine that sank in Mumbai this week after an explosion and fire on board, authorities said Friday.

The Indian government warned that there was almost no hope of finding any survivors among the 15 other sailors who were in the submarine when it was hit by the unexplained blast at a naval dockyard early Wednesday.

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August 14th, 2013
03:17 AM ET

Some sailors dead after India submarine blast

An unspecified number of Indian sailors have died after an explosion and fire on a navy submarine at a dockyard in Mumbai, authorities said Wednesday.

Rescue efforts are under way at the scene following the explosion and "major fire" early Wednesday on the INS Sindhurakshak, the defense ministry said in a statement.

Defense Minister A.K. Antony later said that some officers had lost their lives, but he didn't give any details on how many had died.

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June 21st, 2013
06:02 AM ET

Survivors recount horror of India floods

Barrages of water, mud and rocks have hit scores of towns and villages in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the past week, devouring homes, shrines, roads and vehicles.

Uttarakhand's chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, has described the disaster as a "Himalayan tsunami."

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