Two killed, one injured in shipyard fire in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod

Wed 28 Aug 2019 09:03 GMT | 13:03 Local Time

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A fire broke out at the Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, killing two people and leaving one injured, a shipyard spokesperson said on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The fire affected three of the shipyard’s workers, two of them died. The fire has been contained. The injured person is being treated. A special commission has been created to determine the circumstances of the incident," the spokesperson said.

She added that the fire had been caused by an oxygen explosion on a bulk carrier under construction. "The fire broke out at 08:23 on a Project RSD59 bulk carrier under construction following an oxygen explosion in the bow thruster room," the spokesperson said.

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