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Russia nuclear sub fire could have caused catastrophe

Russia nuclear sub fire could have caused catastrophe

A fire aboard a top-secret Russian nuclear submarine could have led to a "catastrophe of global proportions" if not for the selfless actions of the crew, a senior navy official was cited by a Russian media outlet as saying.

Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered

Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered

Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting the defence minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained.