Battery compartment fire causes Russian submersible incident, nuclear reactor intact: defense chief

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A fire in the battery compartment and its spread caused the deadly incident on a Russian deep-water apparatus on Monday, while the nuclear reactor on board was not affected.
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Battery compartment fire causes Russian submersible incident, nuclear reactor intact: defense chief
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu hold a meeting on the recent accident on a deep-water submersible, Moscow, July 4, 2019.

A fire in the battery compartment and its spread caused the deadly incident on a Russian deep-water apparatus on Monday, while the nuclear reactor on board was not affected, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.  

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