A screen grab from footage of the funerals on Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by a rocket explosion in Sarov. Photo: Rosatom via AP

Scientists killed in missile test blast were working on ‘new weapons’, says Russian nuclear agency chief, vowing to continue testing

  • Weapon, thought to be the ‘Burevestnik’ cruise missile, was being tested on platform at sea when fuel caught fire and caused an explosion
  • Incident comes amid fears of new arms race after Moscow and Washington withdrew from cold war-era nuclear treaty
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A screen grab from footage of the funerals on Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by a rocket explosion in Sarov. Photo: Rosatom via AP
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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. Photo: AFP

Flags lowered and events cancelled as Russia mourns ‘heroes’ killed in missile test

  • A day of mourning was announced after incident on Thursday when workers were killed by a blast during testing of a nuclear-powered missile
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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. Photo: AFP
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