Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire; 1 dead and 2 missing

The Admiral Kuznetsov is pictured in the northern Russian port of Murmansk in May 2018.

Moscow (CNN)At least one person was killed after Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday morning during repair work in Russia's Arctic Sea port of Murmansk, according to Russian state news agencies.

A further 10 people were injured and two are missing, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
The fire broke out as welders were working during maintenance in the first power unit. A thick plume of black smoke was seen from the upper deck.
The area affected by smoke and fire covers 120 square meters (1,292 square feet), TASS said.
    Admiral Kuznetsov, a ski-jump type aircraft carrier, is the Russian navy's largest warship and its sole aircraft carrier.
    The warship made its first combat deployment in 2016, in the Mediterranean Sea, when its fighter jets delivered strikes in Syria.
    But the carrier has had problems since its return to Russia for maintenance.
    Admiral Kuznetsov passes through the English Channel in October 2016 on its way to the Mediterranean.