UPDATE #2 Amazing new videos cropping up. This brief one shows blast wave coming through windows.
UPDATE #1 From Russian news outlet: "725 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of
the disaster, 112 of whom have been hospitalized, of them two in heavy
condition. Among the injured there are 159 children, Emergency ministry
reported." Three large blast holes found already. No radiation levels. Wild claim: Air defenses blew it up, but ministry denies. In what's being dubbed only a "cosmic coincidence," the closest recorded approach of an asteroid is coming tomorrow, at just 17,000 miles from Earth.
Earlier: And there was no super-hero to save us. A meteorite fell toward earth today in western Siberia, burning up and showering fragments below--also with large boom that broke windows and damaged buildings over wide path--and at least 500 injured, many from glass shards. Mobile networks down for two hours. Reuters photo left. Story here. See video below. Other videos here.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Disaster Movie in Real Life
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