Russian Proton-M rocket breaking up
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Russian rocket explodes in Kazakhstan

2 July 2013 Last updated at 08:03 BST

An unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket has crashed just seconds after its launch from the Russian Baikonur facility in Kazakhstan.

Dramatic video footage broadcast by Russian TV shows the rocket breaking up before exploding into a fireball over the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Rayhan Demytrie reports from Almaty.