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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:02 AM

Update: Over 400 Reported Injured in Meteor Strike Above Central Russia

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Source: NDTV

Over 400 reported injured in meteor strike above central Russia

Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Updated: February 15, 2013 14:07 IST

Moscow: A meteor streaked across the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring more than 400 people.

Damage was reported in six towns, according to news agency AFP.

Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement. (Watch video of meteor shower)

Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said 102 people had called for medical assistance following the incident, mostly for treatment of injuries from glass broken by the explosions.

Reports conflicted on what exactly happened in the clear skies. A spokeswoman for the Emergency Ministry, Irina Rossius, told The Associated Press that there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteorite.

Read more: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/over-400-reported-injured-in-meteor-strike-above-central-russia-331163

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Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #1
davidpdx Feb 2013 #2
Divine Discontent Feb 2013 #3
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #8
Seedersandleechers Feb 2013 #4
greenman3610 Feb 2013 #5
bigworld Feb 2013 #6
Throckmorton Feb 2013 #7
4bucksagallon Feb 2013 #9
OKNancy Feb 2013 #10

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:09 AM

1. A drone misfired.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:28 AM

2. WERE ALL GOING TO DIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Well at least sometime in the near future.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:31 AM

3. wild



here's the longer vid where it appears slowly then glows massively bright -

#!


also here's a still I screen capped of the vid of it going across the sky -

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6jgg1z&s=6


and Hissyspit, you still amaze me how you always post these stories nearly always before anyone, lol!

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:08 AM

8. Cool!

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:42 AM

4. Here is a longer version

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:44 AM

5. is this related to the asteroid that is passing close by today?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:48 AM

6. BBC coverage with video

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:03 AM

7. Obama's Fault

Let me be the first to say it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:13 AM

9. One has to ask if this is a traveling companion of 2012 DA14??

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:16 AM

10. duplicate topic - locking

We need just one thread on this subject. Please add all updates to the original thread on this topic

Here is the original: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014399899

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