Nasa: Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site during rocket test

2016-09-01 15:49

Cape Canaveral - An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida.

Nasa says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred on Thursday morning. The test, considered routine, was in advance of a planned launch on Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Buildings several kilometres away shook from the blast, and multiple explosions continued for several minutes. A cloud of dark smoke filled the overcast sky.

Additional details were not immediately available, but sirens could be heard in the aftermath.

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