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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Norway says not detecting high radiation after Russia submarine fire


Reuters Oslo
Updated: 03-07-2019 17:39 IST
CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Norway says not detecting high radiation after Russia submarine fire

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Norwegian authorities said on Tuesday they have not detected abnormally high levels of radiation after a Russian submarine caught fire in the area of the Barents Sea.

"We have made checks and we are not monitoring too high radiation levels in the area," Per Strand, a director at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, told Reuters. He said his agency had seen Russian media reports that a gas explosion took place on board the submarine. Russia's defence ministry said earlier 14 sailors were killed in the fire. A Russian media report said the submarine was nuclear-powered, but there was no official confirmation of that.

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COUNTRY : Norway