Photos released of missile hitting residential area in Russia during drills

23:00, 16 December 2015
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The Russian media published photos of a cruise missile hitting a residential area in Russia’s Arkhangelsk during military drills.

The cruise missile was launched from a test site in a military site in the village for the military, where all residents were evacuated from, according to ZR online resource.

"The missile landed between a residential building and a store. The house was half empty. The fire damaged two apartments. In many residencies, the windows were smashed… There was no damage to the store," ZR’s source said.

Read alsoRussia fails to deliver defense satellite to orbitThe incident with the missile occurred on December 15, 2015 at 11:00 local time. According to media reports, the military training ground near Arkhangelsk held a pilot launch of a cruise missile.

The missile has deviated from the planned trajectory, hitting a three-story brick apartment building in the village of Sopka near Severodvinsk (now part of the village Nenoksa). The roof was damaged. Residents of were evacuated.

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