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Heartbreaking video shows toddler begging his father not leave before he set off on doomed submarine

A heartbreaking video has emerged showing a toddler begging his father to stay at home before he left to board the doomed Indonesian military submarine which sank, killing all 53 sailors on the vessel.

In the clip, First Lieutenant Imam Adi, 29, is blocked from leaving his room by his crying two-year-old son Aska who tries to shut the bedroom door with one hand while pushing his father back inside with the other.

Adi can be seen laughing and saying 'Papa needs to pee' before kneeling down to try to comfort his son - but Aska repeatedly pushed his father while screaming 'no, no, no'.

Among the earlier items recovered from the submarine were a piece of the torpedo system and a bottle of grease used to lubricate periscopes.

They also found a prayer mat commonly used in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Warships, planes and hundreds of military personnel had led a frantic search for the submarine since it disappeared this week during training exercises, hoping for a miracle rescue before its known oxygen reserves ran out.

But on Sunday, Indonesian military head Hadi Tjahjanto said there was no chance of finding any of the crew alive.

He said: 'With deep sadness, I can say that all 53 personnel onboard have passed.

'We received underwater pictures that are confirmed as the parts of the submarine, including its rear vertical rudder, anchors, outer pressure body, embossed dive rudder and other ship parts.

'With this authentic evidence, we can declare that KRI Nanggala 402 has sunk and all the crew members are dead.'

Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian Minister of Defence, has guaranteed college scholarships to all of the children who lost their fathers on the ill-fated submarine.

The navy previously said it believes the submarine sank to a depth of 2,000-2,300ft, much deeper than its collapse depth of 655ft, at which point water pressure would be greater than the hull could withstand.

The Indonesian military has released a haunting video showing the crew of the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine singing along to a hit song called 'Goodbye'

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My view: So sad, the toddler knew something bad would happen.


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