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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sorry We Did Not Mean To Blow Your House Up!

A homeowner in Russia got a fun surprise, when the Russian military accidentally fired a missile into his house.

Russia's military offered payment to him on Thursday, after the missile went off course during a training exercise. The fact that is was described as a 'small rocket' is a relief to the man.

The Russian chatrooms were sizzling late Wednesday night after local agencies reported that 'an UFO dropped two bombs near Moscow.'

A defense ministry official told Reuters two rockets had gone astray during a military exercise near Moscow on Wednesday afternoon. One hit the roof of an house 2.2 miles away.

'The damage is estimated at 60,000 rubles (2,400 USD). It will be compensated for in two days,' said Yevgeny Konashenkov, spokesman for Russian ground troops.

'The owner of the house treats the incident with understanding. Of course he has no legal claims.'

Luckily for the nearby village of cottage houses, the rockets had disconnected at launch from the load of explosives which they normally carry to clear minefields. Which will come as a comfort to all the home owners, we're sure.