Nord Stream pipeline explosion leaks spark sabotage fears

Nord Stream pipeline explosion leaks spark sabotage fears

Sweden's national seismic network registered two explosions.

They reported mysterious leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which have prompted concerns of sabotage.

The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines are crucial to delivering Russian natural gas to Germany.

They are central to the energy crisis that has enveloped Europe in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Nord Stream 1 was a crucial pathway for Russian gas to reach Europe until Russia recently closed the pipeline citing maintenance concerns.

One blast occurred early on 26th September and a second occurred later that day, public broadcaster SVT.

The leaks were a cause for concern and acknowledged the possibility of sabotage along the pipeline.

Since there were three leaks, officials found it difficult to imagine that it could be accidental.