Partly Cloudy
20°CFri :PM Thunderstorms. High: 31 Low: 21

Meteor shower hits Central Russia, 400 injured

Meteor shower hits Central Russia, 400 injured

Moscow: The Ural region of Central Russia was on Friday hit by a meteor shower, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring more than 400 people.

According to reports, loud explosions were heard in the mountainous Russian region this morning combined with brightly burning rocks that could be seen from several hundreds of kilometres.

The burning rocks were identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky.

“A meteorite exploded above the Chelyabinsk region (of the Urals). At several places the windows were blown away due to the shock waves”, an emergency official recounted.

He further remarked, “It was definitely not a plane. We are gathering the bits of information and have no data on the casualties so far.”

Witnesses in Chelyabinsk reported hearing a huge blast early in the morning and feeling a shock wave in a 19-storey building in the town center.

The residents in the region also reported occurrences like shaking ground, windows being shattered and car alarms being set off during the shower.

The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk, as added by another witness.

The Russian Interior Ministry later confirmed that more than 400 people have been hurt in the meteorite fall.

 

Top Stories

RBI--621x414

RBI spots checks on NBFC credits against shares

August-22-2014
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday braced confinements on the sum that non-keeping money fiscal organizations (Nbfcs) can loan
sensex-011

Sensex up 111 focuses in right on time exchange; Nifty touches new top

August-22-2014
All the sectoral lists were exchanging positive zone with additions up to 0.70 for every penny. The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed in
0

FDI bounced 34% to $1.92 billion in June

August-22-2014
New Delhi: Foreign immediate financing (FDI) streams to India surged by around 34 percent to USD 1.92 billion in June, as indicated
0

After enormous win, India’s new pioneer confronts backfire

August-22-2014
NEW DELHI — When Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared to power in India’s most resonating decision triumph in decades, he guaranteed to
Porsche-Cayenne-Diesel-01

Porsche launches Platinum Edition Cayenne Diesel

August-21-2014
The Porsche SUV model home in India receives a pretty addition with the introduction of the Cayenne Diesel platinum Edition. This exclusive
Ms-dhoni

India still hopes for the best to win over England in ODIs

August-21-2014
Going in to a One-Day International (ODI) series once getting thrashed in the Tests before it’s very powerful for any team. but