Debris spotted in Bataan appears to be from Chinese spacecraft, PCG says

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) — A local fisherman in Morong, Bataan found debris that could have come from a Chinese spacecraft, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Thursday.

In a social media post, PCG spokesperson Commodore Jay Tarriela shared photos of the "wreckage that closely resembled the top section of the Tianzhou, a Chinese automated cargo spacecraft."

Tarriela said the debris is now under the custody of the coast guard station in Limay, Bataan and that the PCG is now coordinating with the Philippine Space Agency.

In the past months, a number of metal parts from Chinese rockets have landed in Philippine waters. The PCG had said falling debris from rocket launches of other countries worry authorities, as there is always the possibility that these could lead to injuries or damage to properties.

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