Indian minister says lives lost in submarine blast

NEW DELHI, August 14, 2013 (AFP) – India’s defence minister said Wednesday there were fatalities when a diesel-powered submarine exploded and sank at a dock in Mumbai. . “I feel sad about those navy personnel who have lost their lives in service of the country,” A.K Antony told reporters in New Delhi.

The minister did not say how many people were killed in the explosion and fire that occurred shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning.