Meteor clean-up operation

Russian authorities have reportedly sent a 20,000-strong team to the Ural Mountains to help with the rescue and clean-up operation after a meteor struck the area.

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Buildings evacuated after Russian meteor

Video has been posted online which shows broken glass covering the ground as a building is evacuated.

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The caption with the video says: "There was a flash and the blast knocked out windows in buildings. At present the evacuation of people from buildings, as well as children from schools. The city lost all cellular connection."


Traces of meteor fall over 100 miles from strike in Russia

Chelyabinsk residents reported shaking ground, windows being shattered and car alarms being set off after a loud explosion.

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Chelyabinsk is around 1,100 miles east of Moscow Credit: Google Maps

Traces of falling objects could be seen in Yekaterinburg, about 125 miles north of Chelyabinsk where the main strike was seen, a witness told the Reuters news agency.

More than 100 injured after 'meteorite' falls in Russia

Russian 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.

Video has been posted online which shows a long white cloud and in which a huge explosion can be heard.

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Mr Kolsenikov also said about 600 square metres (6,000 square feet) of a roof at a zinc factory had collapsed

Injuries and damage to buildings reported after 'meteorite'

Amateur video showed a trail of smoke in the sky.

Fragments of at least one meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, some 1,500km (930 miles) east of Moscow, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, officials said.

An amateur picture shows a damaged factory in the Chelyabinsk region.

The office of the governor of the region in the Ural Mountains said in a statement that many calls about injuries and damage to buildings had been received.


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