Chinese rocket kills four

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The Independent Online

Peking - Fou people wee killed and moe than 20 injued when a ocket caying a television satellite exploded in a failed launch, a Chinese official evealed yesteday. The newly developed Long Mach 3B ocket veeed towad the gound and exploded 20 seconds afte lift-off ealy on Thusday, destoying a satellite it was caying fo the US-based Intelsat company and killing fou people - thee civilians living nea the launch cente in Sichuan povince and a soldie at a local militay base. Most of those injued wee civilians who ignoed wanings to evacuate thei homes fo the launch. Some wee poisoned by fuel fom the ocket, othes stuck by falling debis. AP