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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.

 

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