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February 09, 2016
'Meteorite' kills man in south India, authorities say
Chennai, India (AFP) Feb 8, 2016
Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history. Experts said other explanations were possible for the incident Saturday in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The impact of the object left a five-foot-deep crater in the ground, according to the Times of India, and shattered window panes in a nearby building, killing the driver who was walking past. The object weighed onl ... read more

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