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MadMax

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Death by Meteorite
« on: February 07, 2016, 03:00:35 PM »
I am afraid there are going to be many more such “events” ..

Max.

Meteorite did it: CM Jayalalithaa on Vellore death

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jayalalithaa-vellore-explosion-tamil-nadu-cm/

THIS may be the first official confirmation of an object from space killing a living thing on earth this side of the 20th century.

On Sunday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa issued a statement saying the death of a man on the premises of a private engineering college in Vellore district the day before had been caused by a meteorite.

“A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district’s K Pantharappalli village…,” she said in a release here, adding that she had ordered the district administration and hospital officials to offer the best treatment to the three injured.

Window panes of Bharatidasan Engineering College buses and several glass planes of its building had been damaged when the object said to be a meteorite by the state government fell, causing a loud explosion and leaving a small crater near the college complex. The deceased, a driver with the college named Kamaraj, was at the time walking past the building. The injured were employed as gardeners. None of the students, who were at the time in their classes, was injured. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jayalalithaa-vellore-explosion-tamil-nadu-cm/#sthash.5WuEFydM.dpuf
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Re: Death by Meteorite
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 05:04:18 PM »
Welcome to the Planet X Town Hall, MadMax.
Thanks for posting this story. I hadn't heard of this happening!
Looking forward to more of your posts,
Yowbarb       PS The image is from story you posted,

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jayalalithaa-vellore-explosion-tamil-nadu-cm/
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 05:49:30 PM by Yowbarb »