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A Fire Kills 14 Crew Members Onboard Russian Navy Sub

Russia's Defense Ministry said the submariners were poisoned by fumes from the fire, which broke out on a navy deep water research vessel.
Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu delivers a speech in Moscow last month. Shoigu is leading an investigation into an explosion on board a Russian navy research vessel. Source: Maxim Shemetov

Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that 14 submariners were poisoned by fumes and died after a fire broke out aboard a navy deep water research vessel. The

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