20 killed in Russian nuclear submarine accident

November 9th, 2008 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Nov 8 (DPA) At least 20 sailors and civilians were killed on board a Russian nuclear submarine in an accident, a military spokesman said early Sunday.The accident occurred in a submarine belonging to Russia’s Pacific fleet, Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said, according to the Interfax agency.

The cause of the accident was a defect in the fire suppression system. No radioactivity was released, the official said.

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