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French submarine lost in 1968 located in Mediterranean

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A naval mission to locate and recover a French submarine that was lost without trace in 1968 has located the stricken vessel, France’s Defense Minister Florence Parly announced on Monday.

“It’s a success, a relief and a technical feat,” Parly wrote on Twitter as she announced the discovery of the Minerve submarine which was lost near the French port of Toulon off France’s south coast with 52 sailors on board.