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Kursk sub disaster resurrected memories for Amsterdam man

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The explosion onboard the Russian submarine Kursk in August 2000 prompted an Amsterdam man to open up about his own rescue from a stricken submarine. Hydrogen peroxide in a torpedo on the Kursk exploded, causing other warheads to detonate, sending the submarine to the bottom of the Barents Sea, north of Russia. All 188 sailors on board died. Their bodies and the submarine were recovered in 2001 by a Dutch underwater team. Three days after ...


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