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Wreckage of missing Indonesian submarine found on ocean floor

Indonesia's military announced Sunday that a missing navy submarine carrying 53 crew members has been found cracked apart on the seafloor off the coast of Bali. There were no survivors.

The submarine lost contact earlier this week while conducting a torpedo drill, but the navy held out hope that it would resurface until Saturday when debris from the vessel was discovered floating in the Bali Sea, confirming fears that it had sunk.

An underwater robot equipped with cameras reportedly found the submarine at a depth of 2,750 feet, far deeper than the German-built KRI Nanggala 402's collapse depth — the point at which the hull could no longer withstand the water pressure — of 655 feet. It's still unclear what caused the submarine, which had been in service in Indonesia since 1981, to sink. Read more at The Associated Press and Al Jazeera.