Russia's aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire in Murmansk
Three people were injured in a fire that broke out onboard Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at a dock in Murmansk, a source in the Emergencies Ministry said.
"Three people have been injured. All of them are receiving medical assistance," TASS cited the source as saying.
Eight people have been rescued by the emergencies services and firefighters and one person has gone missing.
According to emergencies services, the fire occurred during repair works in the first power unit and a thick plume of black smoke is seen from the upper deck.
The engulfed area has grown to 600 square meters, according to Interfax. Diesel fuel is currently burning and the firefighting effort is carried out with the use of foam.
Safety rules’ violation is considered as a likely cause of the blaze.