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Some crew still aboard burning Russian nuclear sub

 In this Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 photo the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is in Gadzhiyevo in the Murmansk region, Russia. A massive fire engulfed a R...
 In this Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 photo the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is in Gadzhiyevo in the Murmansk region of Russia. A massive fire engulfed a...
 In this framegrab image from Ru-RTR Russian state channel, smoke rises from a dock where the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is for repairs at the Ro...

Russia Submarine Fire

In this Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 photo the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is in Gadzhiyevo in the Murmansk region, Russia. A massive fire engulfed a R...

Russia Submarine Fire

In this Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 photo the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is in Gadzhiyevo in the Murmansk region of Russia. A massive fire engulfed a...

Russia Submarine Fire

In this framegrab image from Ru-RTR Russian state channel, smoke rises from a dock where the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is for repairs at the Ro...

The Russian military says an unspecified number of the crew of a burning nuclear submarine remain inside the vessel and that seven others have been sent to hospitals after inhaling toxic fumes.
The Defense Ministry says there has been no radiation leak from the fire, which began Thursday at an Arctic shipyard where the submarine Yekaterinburg was in drydock. Fire brigades are still struggling to put out the fire at midday Friday.
The military says the fire had begun on wooden scaffolding and then engulfed the submarine's rubber-coated outer hull. It said the sub's nuclear reactor had been shut down and its 16 nuclear-tipped missiles had been unloaded before the repairs.
The ministry's statement left it unclear whether the crew members inside the vessel were trapped there or ordered to stay inside.


Updated : 2021-02-27 15:44 GMT+08:00