US nuclear submarine collides with unknown object in South China Sea
- More than a dozen US sailors have been injured after a nuclear submarine hit an unknown object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region.
- US officials said fifteen sailors received minor injuries when the USS Connecticut collided with the object.
- They added that it was unclear what had caused the collision.
- The incident comes as tensions mount over a recent uptick of Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defence zone.