Fear for the lives of 55 Chinese sailors: According to a secret British report, the crew of a Chinese submarine was allegedly caught in a trap designed to catch foreign underwater vessels - and all its crew died. The Daily Mail reports this evening.
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According to a confidential British report, the incident occurred on August 21. According to the report, the submarine, 093-417, hit an underwater barrier consisting of anchors and chains, designed to "hunt" American and allied vessels. The crew spent six hours trying to repair and flood the systems, but the oxygen systems malfunctioned and poisoned the crew.
China denied the incident. According to the Daily Mail, Beijing appears to have even refused an offer of international assistance to rescue the lost submarine. The Royal Navy declined to respond to the Daily Mail's request for comment.
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