October 26, 2021

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The mysterious collision of a US nuclear submarine with an "unidentified object" in the South China Sea

The mysterious collision of a US nuclear submarine with an “unidentified object” in the South China Sea

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The nuclear submarine USS Connecticut was photographed leaving port in 2018

A US nuclear submarine collided with an “unidentified object” while sinking in waters in the Asia-Pacific region, injuring several sailors, according to US officials.

They stated that it was not clear what caused the accident, which occurred on Saturday (10/02). The submarine remained “fully operational”.

Officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told US media that the collision occurred in international waters in the South China Sea, injuring 11 sailors.

The incident occurred amid escalating tensions in the region.