Russians cried out 'the world is ending' as meteor hit

As a meteor streaked at supersonic speed across the clear skies of Russia, people cried out in panic that the world was ending. Hundreds were injured, as the shockwaves from a huge sonic blast shattered windows and buckled roofs and walls.

Fragments of the exploding meteor fell to earth in central Russia, around the city of Chelyabinsk, a thousand miles east of Moscow.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:

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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.