A mysterious accident kills 5 people at a Russian military site
The Russian nuclear news agency quoted the state nuclear agency Rosatom as saying early on Saturday that five of its employees were killed in an accident during tests at a military site in northern Russia.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Five of its employees were killed in an accident during tests at a military site in northern Russia, the state-run Rosatom nuclear agency was quoted as saying early on Saturday.
The news agency quoted Rosatom as saying the accident occurred during tests of a liquid-fuel rocket engine.
Russian authorities had previously said two people died in the incident and a nearby city reported a rise in radiation when a rocket engine exploded at a test site in the Arkhangelsk region on Thursday.
Authorities said they had to close part of a bay in White Sea (White Sea) to shipping traffic.
Local residents stored iodine, which is used to reduce the effects of radiation exposure after the incident, local media reported.