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Over 250 injured in meteor strike above central Russia

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, February 15, 2013 7:09 EDT
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Over 250 people were injured when a meteor burned up above the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk, unleashing a shock wave that shattered panes of glass, the interior ministry said.

“Over 250 people were injured, three of them seriously,” the interior ministry said in a statement to Russian news agencies, adding that damage was recorded in six towns.

[image of Leonid meteor shower via Wikipedia Commons]

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