U.S.-based experts suspect Russia blast involved nuclear-powered missile

U.S.-based experts suspect Russia blast involved nuclear-powered missileU.S.-based nuclear experts said on Friday they suspected an accidental blast and radiation release in northern Russia this week occurred during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year. The Russian Ministry of Defense, quoted by state-run news outlets, said that two people died and six were injured on Thursday in an explosion of what it called a liquid propellant rocket engine. Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom said early on Saturday that five of its staff members died.



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