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Villagers compensated for rocket debris damage  

嫦娥3号残骸砸破湖南两民房 村民分别获赔

2日凌晨,搭载嫦娥三号的长征三号乙运载火箭发射升空,此后一级火箭残骸坠落在我省邵阳市绥宁县。该县两户村民房屋被砸,分别获得相应赔偿。 [查看全文]
2013-12-03 12:56 Ecns.cn Web Editor: Yao Lan

(ECNS) -- Two villagers in Suining county of Shaoyang city, Hunan province, have been compensated in the amount of 16,000 yuan (US$2,626) for property damage caused by falling debris from the Long March-3B rocket, the carrier of the Chang'e-3 lunar probe, according to the Xiaoxiang Morning News on Tuesday.[Special coverage]

The rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's southwestern Sichuan province at 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Debris from the rocket fell in Suining county nine minutes later, hitting two houses in the village but causing no injuries.

After learning that an area of 700 square meters surrounding the village had been set as the drop zone for rocket debris, the local government arranged over 1,000 people to evacuate the region. 16,000 villagers had been evacuated by 1 a.m. on Monday.

Yang Weihan, owner of a house damaged by rocket debris, got 10,800 yuan in compensation. Another villager named Yuan Shifa received 5,200 yuan.

The rocket debris has already been collected.

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