Fire on big­gest Russian ship

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

A FIRE on Russia’s largest war­ship has in­jured 10 peo­ple with seven of them re­main­ing in in­ten­sive care.

The blaze on the Ad­mi­ral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only air­craft car­rier, be­gan amid on­go­ing weld­ing up­grades while docked in the Arc­tic sea port of Mur­mansk.

The bat­tle­ship was first used in 2016 in the Mediter­ranean Sea to launch car­rier-borne com­bat mis­sions on tar­gets in Syria.

The fire is the sec­ond ma­jor emer­gency on the ship since it docked for re­pairs. In Oc­to­ber 2018, a crane col­lapsed on the car­rier’s deck, in­jur­ing four.

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