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Old 7th July 2010, 16:06   #1
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Thumbs down Rear Admiral killed in 'accidental fire'

Absurdity in our country has hit yet another peak. In a tragic development, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command Rear Admiral Satyendra Singh Jamwal died in a freak incident at a training centre in Kochi on Wednesday.

Jamwal, 51, who was the second in command of the Navy's Southern Command, was at the training establishment INS Dronacharya's small arms firing range when the accidental firing occurred around 10.30am, a Navy spokesperson said in New Delhi.

Rear Admiral S S Jamwal killed in 'accidental fire' - India - The Times of India

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Old 7th July 2010, 18:22   #2
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navy has said nothing about the incident, how do you know it's absurd?
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Don't know man, such things always has creepiness attatched to it. My condolances to the family. Usually, the forces will conduct their investigations and filter out what needs to be declared to the media.
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This is quite unfortunate and shocking.

NDTV reports that the incident happened when he was checking a Pistol which was not firing. See the link here - Rear Admiral shot himself accidentally, says Navy, rejects suicide theory

My house in Cochin is just a few hundred meters from INS Dronacharya. And I have been to that firing range when I was a kid.
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it's really unfortunate, the first rule of gun handling is to always point it to to a safe direction, even past a wall etc. Usually down to the ground. But we do get carried away when things don't work and may try to look into the gun closely.

I know a gun maker who shot dead his own son accidentally. Really dangerous.
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navy has said nothing about the incident, how do you know it's absurd?
If the president of the US got shot inside the WH accidently, is it normal or absurd?
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If the president of the US got shot inside the WH accidently, is it normal or absurd?
The president of US is not expected to carry/clean/inspect hand guns ! That's why in that case it would be HIGHLY suspicious.

This story, although freakish in nature, is still believable.
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Well on the points of being shot for an absurd reason, Jodie Fosters Lover would have a lot to say.
He shot Ronald Reagen to impress her. Jodie Foster had nothing to do with this act of his except being so cute. And that is not a crime.
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Don't know man, such things always has creepiness attatched to it
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My condolences to his family & may his soul rest in peace.
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Very tragic news. His younger brother had an unfortunate accident himself many years ago. A little after his marriage, he dived into a swimming pool, only to realise that all the water had been drained out. The resultant injuries left him in paralysis for life.
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Very tragic news. His younger brother had an unfortunate accident himself many years ago. A little after his marriage, he dived into a swimming pool, only to realise that all the water had been drained out. The resultant injuries left him in paralysis for life.
while I do feel sorry for him, this indeed is absurd. I have heard of people dying of hitting stones in rivers when diving, but diving accident in swimming pool?
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Condolences to the family. IMO its a freak accident where the Admiral was checking a pistol loaded or a pistol with misfired round. In any case, he was not following the correct method what he was doing.

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while I do feel sorry for him, this indeed is absurd. I have heard of people dying of hitting stones in rivers when diving, but diving accident in swimming pool?
Yes, it is possible. There are numerous cases. Have u ever dived from 7/10m board and "accidentally" your legs opened a bit? sometimes the depth is not adequate and diver can land on head and hit the floor. I have even heard of people dying because after diving both shoulders dislocated (very freak case), the guy just could not come up! Of course again there are lapses, like why he was allowed inside the swimming pool when there was no water?

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Wondering why this thread even exists! Came hear to read some yummy conspiracy theory only to see condolence messages


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.... A little after his marriage, he dived into a swimming pool, only to realise that all the water had been drained out. ...

Was he blind? This is straight out of a stupid TV commercial doing the airs nowadays.

Guys no offences.

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^^ Many can do that only to be pointed out to be suspicious cynical and sadist.
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