All personnel aboard sunken sub feared dead: Indian Navy

likely survivors on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine which exploded,

caught fire and sank in Mumbai early Wednesday with 18 personnel on board.

"The state of ...(the three recovered bodies) and conditions within the submarine

leads to the firm conclusion that finding any surviving personnel within

the submarine is unlikely," the Indian Navy said in a statement.

"The damage and destruction within the submarine around the

control room area indicates that the feasibility of locating bodies of

personnel in the forward part of the submarine is also very remote as

the explosion and very high temperatures, which melted steel within,

would have incinerated the bodies too," the statement added.

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