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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

10 Die on Nuclear Sub

Ten sailors died in an explosion aboard a French nuclear submarine in the Mediterranean near Toulon on Wednesday, Defense Ministry officials said.

Captain Olivier Lajous said the accident did not affect the nuclear engine. It was not carrying nuclear missiles and there was no risk of radiation, he said.

He said all 10 people in the turbine compartment on Wednesday morning were killed.

Their next-of-kin had been notified, he added.