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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nuclear Theft Kills One

MOSCOW -- One man died and another was in critical condition after the two handled radioactive elements in a chemical plant in the Chechen capital, Grozny, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday.

The two trespassers made their way Monday night into a heavily guarded section where radioactive substances are kept, and removed 200-gram radioactive elements from a container, Itar-Tass said, citing Chechnya's Emergencies Ministry.

It said that one of the men died 30 minutes after holding the elements for a few minutes, and that the other was hospitalized.