A Chinese rocket that recently launched a space station into orbit hurtled back to Earth late Saturday night in an uncontrolled descent, finally crashing into the ocean near the island nation of the Maldives early Sunday morning.
It is believed that most of the debris from the rocket burnt up in the atmosphere, according to Reuters, citing Chinese state media.
International reports said that the rocket would fall back to Earth on Saturday night and that it landed at longitude 72.47 degrees east, latitude 2.65 degrees north, which would place it right next to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
There was great uncertainty surrounding the reentry, with experts initially not knowing where the rocket would land and how large the pieces would be upon reentry.
Nigerians were apprehensive over reports which stated that the rocket could fall, within Abuja.
However,on Sunday morning, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said that the debris from the rocket would make its re-entry over a location at longitude 28.38 degrees east and latitude 34.43 degrees north, somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea.
Meanwhile a footage taken by Jordanian news site Al Bawaba seemed to have shown parts of the rocket hurtling over the sky in the Middle East, specifically over Qurayyat in Saudi Arabia.