Nuclear reactor of burning submarine at Russian shipyard shut down before fire — source

The nuclear reactor of the submarine that caught fire at Russia's Severodvinsk shipyards had been shut down before the fire broke out, a source told TASS.

The nuclear reactor of the submarine that caught fire at Russia's Severodvinsk shipyards had been shut down before the fire broke out, a source told TASS.

It was earlier reported that a submarine undergoing repairs at the Zvyozdochka shipyards caught fire.

"According to preliminary information, the rubber insulation between the submarine’s light and pressure hull is on fire. The submarine is in a dry dock. There is no ammunition on board," the source said.

First published by TASS.

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