New Delhi: Bodies of Three Dead Sailors Recovered, Survivors of Sunk Sub ‘Unlikely’

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 16, 2013 Updated: August 16, 2013

The bodies of three of the 18 sailors trapped in a submarine in India have been recovered by divers on August 16, and Indian officials say that it is “unlikely” that any of the other sailors survived.

The explosion, which happened around 48 hours ago, left sailors jumping from both the sub and nearby docks, and started a fire that took several hours to control.

Then word emerged that sailors were trapped in the Russian-made sub, while it sank into the water.

Rescue attempts have proceeded slowly and this is the first time any bodies have been recovered.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.