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Fourteen Russian sailors killed in submarine fire: ministry

MOSCOW, Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday.

"This is a great loss for the navy," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised meeting with his defence minister, Sergei Shoigu.

The incident took place on Monday in Russian territorial waters and the fire has been extinguished, the Russian defence ministry said earlier

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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