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100 injured after meteorite crashes in Russia

Published On: Feb 15 2013 01:49:33 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 15 2013 04:22:19 AM CST
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A meteor shower sparked an explosion that left 250 people injured Friday in southern Russia, state media reported.

Of the hundreds, at least three were critically injured by broken glass, state-run RIA Novosti reported.

A bright white flash appeared in the sky for a few seconds, followed by a heavy "bang" that sounded like a blast, according to Russian News Agency Itar-Tass.

The meteorite fell 50 miles from Satka city, Itar-Tass reported.

Russian emergency officials said the meteorite was destroyed after it partially burned in the lower atmosphere over the Ural district.

Glass broke in high rise buildings, causing the injuries, the the Russian Emergency Ministry said in a statement.



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