An unknown body exploded in the sky above the Urals
An unknown body exploded over Yekaterinburg. Eyewitnesses to the event reported that approximately at 9.20 in the morning something very brightly flared in the sky, a trace trace was visible for several minutes. Outbreaks were recorded in the city center, in the South-West of Yekaterinburg and in the sky over the Koltsovo airport. Moreover, a real panic began in the South-West: dogs howled, alarms worked, birds got alarmed.
After the fall of the meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region, numerous messages have been received from local residents related to injuries, cuts and bruises. In particular, four pupils of the Chelyabinsk school number 130 suffered from glasses broken by the shock wave. Now they are provided with the necessary assistance, ITAR-TASS reports.
The meteorite fell in 80 km from the town of Satka, Chelyabinsk region. "In many houses of Satka, as well as in the buildings of Chelyabinsk, the front facing the site of the fall, the windows are broken," the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said. The celestial body itself has already been found in a remote area.
“The main life support systems on the territory of the regional center are operating normally,” the regional government reports. To eliminate the consequences of emergency created a special working group. The heads of districts and cities are requested information on the nature and amount of destruction. The Ministry of Environmental and Radiation Safety has been instructed to ensure the collection of reliable information on the state of the environment, including radiation background using special equipment of mobile posts, reports Interfax.
Regional police transferred to high alert. Vital objects taken under heavy guard.
The meteorite passed from Kazakhstan through the south of the Tyumen, Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions. Above the center of Chelyabinsk, residents saw a bright white flash, and then heard a strong bang. In many homes, glass has broken out. Eyewitnesses also observed a "tail" of white smoke in the sky. There were interruptions in cellular communications.