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Russian cruise missile hits flats in Arctic accident

December 15, 2015 4:30 pm

Part of a Russian cruise missile hit a block of flats in the Russian Arctic, during a test that went wrong, but nobody was hurt, media report.

A fire broke out in the three-storey block in the village of Nyonoksa, but residents were evacuated in time.

The village is near a Russian naval base at Severodvinsk, in the far north-west. The missile was fired from a defence ministry test range.

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Russia has fired cruise missiles at targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea.

Nyonoksa is by the White Sea, 40km (25 miles) west of Severodvinsk, and the test range is near the village.

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