Test of Liquid Propellant Linked to Explosion and Fire in Russia

A test of a liquid propellant for an unidentified missile on 8 August at Russia’s test facility near Nenoska and Severodvinsk led to an explosion and fire, the governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor Orlov, said in a VKontakte post on 8 August. The explosion led to a fire that a video posted on Twitter on 9 August showed burning and producing a...

A test of a liquid propellant for an unidentified missile on 8 August at Russia’s test facility near Nenoska and Severodvinsk led to an explosion and fire, the governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor Orlov, said in a VKontakte post on 8 August.

The explosion led to a fire that a video posted on Twitter on 9 August showed burning and producing a large cloud of black smoke.

Estimates of the number of casualties caused by the incident vary, with the TASS news agency reporting on 8 August that 1 person died and at least 10 were injured, while Orlov’s VKontakte post said six people were injured.

Source: www.janes.com