October 16, 2021

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Mysterious collision of an American nuclear submarine with an ‘unknown object’ in the South China Sea

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Nuclear submarine USS Connecticut leaves port in 2018

U.S. officials say a U.S. nuclear submarine struck an “unknown object” while sinking in the Asia-Pacific region, injuring several sailors.

According to them, the cause of the incident on Saturday (10/02) is not clear. The submarine is “fully operational”.

Anonymous officials told U.S. media that 11 sailors were injured in a collision in international waters in the South China Sea.

The incident took place amid rising tensions in the region.