Meteorite hits Russia; a 1,000 injured

The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this view from a residential apartment. (REUTERS)

A police officer standing near a six-metre (20-foot) hole in the ice of a frozen lake, reportedly the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. Divers scoured today  the bottom of a Russian lake for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwave injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. (AFP)

A small object laying near a ruler at the edge of a six-metre (20-foot) hole in the ice of a frozen lake, reportedly the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. (AFP)

A meteorite trail is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (AFP)

The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this still image taken from video shot. (REUTERS)

The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A man removes shards of glass from the frame of a broken window following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries sustained from a shock wave that followed after a falling object was sighted in the sky in the Urals region, at an emergency room in a hospital in Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions. (AP)

Workers repair damaged electric power circuit outside a zinc factory building with about 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of a roof collapsed after a meteorite exploded over in Chelyabinsk. (AP)

Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

Print
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit

Videos

UAE Prayer Times

  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:01 06:21 12:06 15:23 17:48 19:18
Cinema listing January 15 to January 21

Follow
Emirates 24|7

eSuggestion eComplain eComplain eSuggestion

Prayer Time

  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:01 06:21 12:06 15:23 17:48 19:18
  • Abu Dhabi 05:05 06:25 12:10 15:27 17:52 19:22
  • Al Ain 04:59 06:19 12:04 15:21 17:46 19:16
  • Ras Al Khaimah 04:57 06:17 12:02 15:19 17:44 19:14
  • Fujairah 04:55 06:15 12:00 15:17 17:42 19:12
  • Sharjah 05:01 06:21 12:06 15:23 17:48 19:18
  • Ajman 05:01 06:21 12:06 15:23 17:48 19:18
  • Um Al Quwain 05:01 06:21 12:06 15:23 17:48 19:18
Happiness Meter Icon