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Danish inventor says journalist died after sudden air pressure fall on submarine

Copenhagen (AFP) – Danish inventor Peter Madsen on Thursday denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his self-built submarine, testifying at the opening of his trial that she died when the air pressure suddenly dropped inside the vessel.

He said the drop happened while he was up on deck and Wall was down below, and a vacuum effect meant he was unable to open the hatch door to get to her as exhaust fumes filled the vessel.

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