Sailor accidentally shoots himself aboard ship, dies

Visakhapatnam, Nov 3 (IANS) A sailor onboard an Indian Naval ship INS Kirch died on Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself, navy officials said.

Ravi Sati, on duty as security chief, got injured by a bullet while handling firearms around 5 a.m.

He was immediately shifted to the local naval hospital, but succumbed to his injuries at around 9.45 a.m.

“The local police was informed and a board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the incident,” an official statement said.

“The 30-year-old sailor is unmarried and hails from Nainital, Uttarakhand,” it added.

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