Indian space rocket explodes soon after launch

A space rocket carrying communications equipment exploded soon after takeoff Saturday evening in India, the official national news agency reported.
The unmanned rocket strayed from its flight path and broke into pieces, according to the Press Trust of India.
Video of the incident showed huge plumes of white and copper-colored smoke streaming across the sky.
It was not immediately clear what caused the failure, which the Press Trust called a setback to India's space program.