Life Imitating the Movie Armageddon … Meteor Crashing in Russia’s Ural Mountains Injures at least 500 People


Talk about Life Imitating the movies, this time the Bruce Willis action thriller ’Armageddon’ – VIDEO  A meteor came crashing down in Russia’s Ural mountains and injuring at least 500 people and spreading panic. According to the BBC, of 514 people injured in the Chelyabinsk region, 11 were being treated in hospital, the regional emergencies agency said in a statement. The UK Daily Mail is claiming that there were over 950 injured when the meteor streaking across the sky crashed at around 9.20am local time. Many amazing pics of the meteor and the damage caused by it can be seen HERE. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, buildings damaged, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

A meteor crashing in Russia’s Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian officials report. A fireball was seen streaking through the clear morning sky above the city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs. President Vladimir Putin said he thanked God no big fragments had fallen in populated areas. A large meteor fragment landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region. Much of the impact was felt in the city of Chelyabinsk, some 200km (125 miles) south of Yekaterinburg. “It was quite extraordinary,” Chelyabinsk resident Polina Zolotarevskaya told BBC News. “We saw a very bright light and then there was a kind of a track, white and yellow in the sky.” “The explosion was so strong that some windows in our building and in the buildings that are across the road and in the city in general, the windows broke.”

From the Voices of Russia comes the following VIDEO:

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Posted February 15, 2013 by
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    3 Responses to “Life Imitating the Movie Armageddon … Meteor Crashing in Russia’s Ural Mountains Injures at least 500 People”

    1. NGBoston on February 16th, 2013 7:19 am

      Is it just me or did anyone else find this event creepy?

      This was just a tiny meteor. It must have been frightening.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on February 16th, 2013 10:38 am

      There are uncountable meteor events around the planet daily. Most are just tiny in comparison with this one.

      A truck sized rock traveling at 33,000 mph is going to make a huge sonic boom and this one exploded because of the heat and gravity pressure from the planet and atmosphere.

    3. katts on February 16th, 2013 11:40 am

      Should have landed on Washington DC. Where’s Houston when you need them?

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