A sound detected in the search for a missing submarine carrying 44 people is ‘consistent with an explosion,’ Argentine officials have said.

The abnormal sound was detected in the South Atlantic ocean around the time the Argentine navy submarine sent its last communication last week.

Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi described the blast as “abnormal, singular, short, violent” and “non-nuclear”. The “hydro-acoustic anomaly,” as officials are calling it, occurred just hours after the Navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan on 15 November.


Read the whole story from the Independent.

Featured image courtesy of AP