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The Chinese Reportedly Launched a 'Spy Satellite' Last Week and a Piece of the Rocket Might Have Fallen Through a Villager's Roof — See the Pics

China launched a satellite last week, but according to some reports a piece of the rocket that sent it into space came back down and crashed into a person's home.

According to the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua, a "Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite" took off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan in the Shanxi Province on Thursday.

Shanghaiist reported that an unnamed villager in the same province said what appears to be an engine from the rocket blew through his roof last week after the launch and it was confirmed by local police without any injuries.

This tweet shows purported pictures of the incident:

Xinhua reported that the satellite "will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention," but others speculated it was a "military operated spy satellite."

Front page image via Shutterstock.

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