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Indonesia hunts for submarine

The 43-year-old underwater craft, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali
Submarine KRI Nanggala-402
Submarine KRI Nanggala-402
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Reuters   |   Jakarta   |   Published 22.04.21, 02:48 AM

Indonesia’s navy is searching for a submarine with 53 people on board that lost contact on Wednesday and is seeking help from Australia and Singapore in the hunt.

The 43-year-old submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said. “We are still searching in the waters of Bali, 96km from Bali, (for) 53 people,” military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said.

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The military chief confirmed that assistance in the search had been sought from Australia and Singapore.



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