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Short-term spike in radiation in city registered after rocket engine explosion - TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A short-term spike in radiation levels in Severodvinsk was recorded after an explosion on a rocket engine at a military testing site on Thursday, TASS news agency cited a spokeswoman for authorities in the northern city as saying.

The Defence Ministry said earlier on Thursday that radiation levels were normal after an explosion involving a liquid-propellant rocket engine killed two people and injured six.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Alison Williams)

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