Fire on Russian ship kills three

June 6th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS  

RIA Novosti
Moscow, June 6 (RIA Novosti) At least three people were killed, as many injured and seven missing following a fire that broke out on a cargo ship at a military dockyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, navy officials said Friday. The fire on the Yenisey container ship, which was undergoing repairs, broke out at around 3.00 p.m. Thursday and raged for almost seven hours.

the fire was believed to have been caused by an explosion in the fuel tank, officials said.

The ship was docked at a defence ministry facility in Baltiysk, a closed military town near Kaliningrad.

A defence ministry commission has started an investigation into the incident.
RIA Novosti

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