Russian rocket test explosion kills two

A rocket taking off.
A successful launch. Photo credit: Reuters

An explosion on a missile engine unit at a military testing site in northern Russia has killed two people.

There were no dangerous substances into the atmosphere, RIA news agency cited the ministry of defence as saying.

Radiation levels are normal after the explosion which involved a liquid-propellant rocket engine, the defence ministry was quoted as saying.

Six people were injured in the incident, it said.


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