Source Pravda.Ru

Food crisis hits Baikonur after Proton-M rocket crash

A food crisis has emerged in the city of Baikonur, where the Russian spaceport is located, news agencies report. Local residents do not have bread and other products, public transport does not work either.

A report about the food crisis in Baikonur was aired on the local Channel Seven. Residents complained that food stores were not working in the city, and that they had to live in constant fear over the recent failed launch of the Proton-M booster rocket. The authorities of Baikonur were quick to refute this information.

A criminal case was opened today into the crash of the Proton-M booster rocket that took place yesterday. The rocket had three GLONASS satellites on board. The rocket exploded and crashed a few seconds after the start.