PHOTO : Mir24.tv / Igor Medvedev
Among the 14 victims of the fire in the submersible of the Northern fleet is seven captains of 1 rank and two of Hero of Russia. This was at a meeting with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports “WORLD 24”.
“This is a big loss for the Navy and for the army,” he said.
The head of state expressed to the bereaved families his condolences and instructed the defense Ministry to provide them with all necessary assistance. Shoigu personally travel to Severomorsk, to understand the causes of the emergency.
The Minister noted that the station crew extinguished the fire on their own. The cause of death of sailors was poisoning by combustion products.
My condolences to the families of submariners who perished in the fire, was expressed by the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
According to preliminary data, the fire started when conducting bathymetry survey machine has measured the depth using the instrumentation system.