Photo Story: Memorial service for victims of Russian secret submarine

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Orthodox priests, navy sailors and civilians attend a memorial service at Kronshtadt Navy Cathedral for fourteen sailors who died in the Barents Sea in Kronshtadt, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 04 July 2019.

Fourteen people died from suspected smoke poisoning aboard Losharik submarine vessel in the Barents Sea on 01 July.

Russia says the main cause of the deadly incident on board a submersible which killed 14 crew on Monday was a fire in the battery compartment.

Fourteen Navy sailors died during fire inside deepwater submarine
epa07693791 Orthodox priests, navy sailors and civilians attend a memorial service at Kronshtadt Navy Cathedral for fourteen sailors who died in the Barents Sea in Kronshtadt, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 04 July 2019. Fourteen people died from suspected smoke poisoning aboard Losharik submarine vessel in the Barents Sea on 01 July. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also said the top-secret military craft was nuclear-powered but the reactor had been isolated from the fire.

 

Photo: EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

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