Debris from a Chinese rocket that had been hurtling back towards Earth has disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, Report informs, citing the BBC.

The bulk of the rocket was destroyed during the re-entry, but parts landed at 72.47° East and 2.65° North, Chinese state-run media reported.

The point lies west of the Maldives.

US and European tracking sites had been monitoring the uncontrolled fall of the Long March-5b vehicle.