A METEORITE SHOWER HITS RUSSIA / INJURING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE..
More than 900 people have been injured after a meteor strike in central Russia, the country’s interior ministry said. Fragments of at least one meteorite - the weight of a double-decker bus -were seen falling from the sky in the Chelyabinsk region at around 9am local time, around 1,500km east of Moscow.
A regional governor said 950 people have been injured. Russia’s Ministry of Emergencies said at least 82 children were hurt and 34 adults and 12 children were being treated in hospital. Two people are in intensive care.