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Indian Naval ship flips over in dock, kills 2

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India Navy's frigate INS Betwa pictured during an operational demonstration, some 50 kilometers northeast off Mumbai coast, on November 14, 2011.

India Navy’s frigate INS Betwa pictured during an operational demonstration, some 50 kilometers northeast off Mumbai coast, on November 14, 2011.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — An enormous Indian Navy frigate tipped over on its side Monday, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others.

The guided missile frigate INS Betwa, a 3,850-ton ship measuring more than 400 feet in length, rolled over on a 90-degree angle while being docked, Indian Navy spokesman D.K. Sharma said.

“Our first priority is to get the ship in an upright position,” Sharma said. “It is an unfortunate incident and one of the first in the history of the Indian Navy.”

Sharma said an investigation is underway to determine what caused the accident, which happened just two days after India celebrated Navy Day on December 4.

The INS Betwa, a Brahmaputra class vessel, was first commissioned on July 7, 2004.

The Betwa was in dock for repairs below the waterline. Work on the ship had just been completed and the graving dock was being flooded when the ship tipped over. Images from the scene show her mast broken off and her port side partially submerged.

The graving dock incident is the Indian Navy’s third major accident at Mumbai in five years.

In 2011, the frigate Vidhyagiri collided with a merchant vessel and sank in Mumbai’s harbor. The frigate had officers’ families on board at the time of the collision; none were injured. In 2013, the submarine Sindurakshak exploded and sank at pier during a torpedo replenishment. 18 servicemembers were killed in the accident. In 2014, two officers were killed in a fire on a nuclear submarine off the coast of Mumbai.

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Mia Bonta is declaring victory in her California state Assembly race. She faced off against Indian American Democrat Janani Ramachandran in the District 18 special election.

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Census: Indian American population tops 4 million

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (Diya TV) — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is touting the achievements of Indian Americans and their influence after the latest census data showing tremendous growth in the community. There are now more than four million Indian Americans and they’re considered one of the fastest growing ethnic groups.  Krishnamurthi says this is just the beginning and expects the community to contribute even more to the fabric of America.  

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A white man accused of running over a Sikh man outside a Colorado liquor store with his car is being charged with a hate crime.  Witnesses say Eric Breemen nearly killed Lakhwant Singh after a dispute. The Sikh Coalition advocacy group mobilized the community and helped push for the hate crime charges. 

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