Report: North Korea rocket landed near Philippines

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that the rocket was launched at 9:49am local time (12:49am GMT) from the Dongchang-ri site in north-west North Korea.

Its first stage fell in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's west coast, and the second stage landed in waters near the Philippines, it said citing South Korean officials.

The news agency said that the rocket was detected and tracked by South Korean radar.


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