Russian Cruise Missile Test Fails, Hits A Building

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Russian Cruise Missile Test Fails, Hits A Building
The building damaged by a missile hit (Image:News29)

A Russian cruise missile hit a block of flats after it went astray soon after launch.

The missile was being tested when the incident happened, none was injured, the Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by local media Tuesday.

“After the launch, the missile diverged from its course and fell near the village of Nenoksa,” the ministry said.

The rocket hit a three-storey building, but residents were evacuated in time, and no one was hurt, the state news agency TASS reported.

The strike caused a fire in the building, which also housed a kindergarten, the Arkhangelsk region News29 portal reported.

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