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Saturday, May 30, 2015

North Korea Covers Up Russian Sub’s Fatal Collision in Its Waters

North Korea concealed a collision between a Russian submarine and one of its own patrol ships as well as fishing boats that occurred nearly a year ago in coastal waters off the northeastern port city Cheongjin, resulting in 19 deaths, sources inside the country said.

The accident occurred when a Russian submarine in the East Sea of Korea (Sea of Japan) quickly surfaced to disentangle itself from an abandoned fishing net and collided with and overturned several fishing boats and a North Korean naval vessel, sources from North Hamgyong province where Cheongjin is located recently told RFA.

There were 14 people on the fishing boats eating dinner together and 32 on the naval vessel in the coastal area when the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. in early July 2014, one of the sources said.

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