MUMBAI, INDIA (WKOW) -- The explosion that sank a submarine overnight and trapped 18 sailors in India has claimed the lives of all onboard.
The Indian Navy confirmed those deaths to Indian media Wednesday.
Rescue crews had been trying to reach the sailors all morning. The massive blast happened just after midnight. It sent a huge fireball into the sky and had sailors on other ships, jumping into the sea to escape.
This is the second deadly blast for the vessel in three years. The navy said the sub is salvageable, but it's unclear how long recovery will take.
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