250 injured by meteorite falls in Russian Urals
A meteor streaked across the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 250 people. Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement.


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



First published: 15.02.13, 09:07