Cruise Missile Mistakenly Hits Russian Village


Moscow: A Russian cruise missile has hit a remote village in the north of the country after going off course during a test flight.

The defence ministry said it caused no damage when it fell near the town of Nyonoksa on the White Sea coast in the Arkhangelsk region.

The Media, however, said the missile hit a three-storey building, setting it on fire.

No casualties were reported.

The defence ministry said it was working to establish why the missile had “deviated from its designated flight path”.

NPO Mashinostroyeniye, one of Russia’s leading missile manufacturers, was carrying out the test. It had no immediate comment on the failed launch.