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11/08/2008 International

International

20 people died and 21 more were injured in an accident on a Russian submarine in the Sea of Japan on Saturday according to the New York Times and the USA Today.

The USA Today article focused on the cause of the accident. Apparently the fire safety system mistakenly went off, releasing the gas Freon into the air which caused the suffocation of 17 civilians and 3 seamen on board.

The New York Times Article discusses briefly what happened and talks about the casualties.