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More than 20 killed in Russian nuclear sub accident

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Postby U-5075 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:49 am

Russian sailor charged -- and named.

What is a bit uncomfortable and strange is that his name is Dmitry Grobov (Дмитрий Гробов)

"Grobov" or "Гробов" translates to "coffin."



http://news.theage.com.au/world/russian ... -6g94.html

Russian sailor charged in sub tragedy
November 25, 2008 - 5:52AM
Russian authorities have charged a sailor with fatal negligence in the deaths of 20 people aboard a nuclear submarine this month, news agencies say.

The state-run RIA-Novosti news agency says Dmitry Grobov faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Authorities have accused Grobov of setting off a fire-extinguishing system aboard the newly built submarine during a test run in the Sea of Japan on November 9.

Officials say liquefied Freon gas poured into part of the submarine.

Despite the charge, Russia's top federal investigator was quoted as saying investigators are still examining the possibility of other causes, including a problem with the submarine's fire-suppression system.

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