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US probes unmanned supply rocket explosion

Initial inspections, completed on Wednesday, showed damage to the tower that supports the rockets for launch and damage to the pad's lightning protection system, Nasa said.

Cape Canaveral, Florida

AUTHORITIES on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned US supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after lift-off from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

The 14-storey