Out of the nine rescued injured crew and pasengers of ill fated ONGC helicopter, four have been declared brought dead at the Nanavati hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Mukesh Patel, Vijay Mandloi, Satyambad Patra and Sanju Francis.
These four were picked up by the Navy helicopter from the rig where the incident had taken place this morning and were taken to Pawan Hans airbase. From their four ambulance rushed them to Nanavati hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
Mumbai police senior officials have confirmed the development to HT.
At least four persons died on Tuesday after being brought out of the Pawan Hans helicopter of the ONGC. Five others rescued from the ill-fated helicopter are undergoing treatment at a medical unit.
The four persons were declared brought dead at the Nanavati Hospital.
The deceased were identified as Mukesh Patel, Vijay Mandloi, Satyambad Patra and Sanju Francis – all of them coming from different states.
A helicopter with two pilots and seven others, including six ONGC employees onboard, fell into the Arabian Sea about 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast but managed to stay afloat with the help of the attached floaters.
Three of the deceased were ONGC employees while the fourth one was on contract hired by the oil company.
The four men were picked up by a Navy helicopter from the rig where the incident had taken place on Tuesday morning and were taken to the Pawan Hans airbase. From there, four ambulance rushed them to the Nanavati hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.