Water temperature in and around INS Sindhurakshak was boiling hot hours after the tragedy on Tuesday. Naval divers had to wait for the mercury levels to come down to retrieve the bodies. Deputy fire officer PS Rahangdale said, “At the time of the incident and after, the water was steaming hot.
” If he is to be believed, then the water temperature inside the submarine must have reached above 1,500 degrees Celsius. In other words, the situation inside the vessel was like that inside a pressure cooker. JJ hospital sources said the corpses sent for post-mortem confirmed they were in the first stage of decomposition.