At least one person was killed after three conservancy workers got trapped in the decommissioned submarine INS Vagli docked at the Chennai Port here on Monday evening.
According to information received late in the night, one of the worker is dead while one is recuperating. “They have just fished out the third person. It is too early to say he is dead or alive,” Port Trust chairman Atulya Mishra told Express. The three, employees of a private conservancy contractor, had gone into the decommissioned submarine for maintenance work.
Police sources said that the three workers were fished out during rescue operations conducted by Indian Navy, CISF, and divers from Nirikshan, a private firm. The body of deceased is being kept in Port Trust hospital.
INS Vagli is the oldest operational submarine, that was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam on December 2010. The submarine was to be transferred to the 30 acres of land abutting the beach near the UNESCO declared World Heritage site, Shore Temple, in Mahabalipuram.