August 8, 2019 / 10:36 AM / 2 months ago

Two dead in rocket test explosion in northern Russian: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An explosion on a missile engine unit at a military testing site in northern Russia killed two people on Thursday, but released no dangerous substances into the atmosphere, RIA news agency cited the ministry of defense as saying.

Radiation levels are normal after the explosion which involved a liquid-propellant rocket engine, the defense ministry was quoted as saying. Six people were injured in the incident, it said.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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