INTERNATIONAL

Explosion In Russia

Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on a naval test range in Russia.

The accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine. The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident.

Authorities said that its engineering and technical team had been working on the "isotope power source" for the propulsion system.

The Nyonoksa site carries out tests for virtually every missile system used by the Russian Navy, including sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and anti-aircraft missiles.

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