Transcript for Meteor Falls in Russia, Hundreds Injured
A meteorite bursting through the atmosphere over Russia injuring hundreds of folks on the ground. It happened overnight in -- in Siberia sending shock to residents into a state of panic ABC's current Rania filed this report just moments ago. The -- was captured on car dashboard cameras and -- -- a blinding flash of light streaking across the sky. And then. The ground chaos as fragments slammed into earth. We -- to say they thought Cold War had broken out. The blast shattered windows and knocked down a wall at this -- factory officials say over 250. People were injured mostly from broken glass. It's extremely cold in this part of Russia below zero today at schools closed after the windows were blown out. About 20000 troops have been sent to the scene as well as three aircraft which are surveying the damage from the sky. Scientists say the meteor shower was not related to an asteroid able flight dangerously close to earth today. But one estimate suggested this meteor was being perhaps tens of tons. -- Friday at ABC news Moscow. Unbelievable video there at a let's repeat what -- just said that meteor shower is not believed to be related to that massive asteroid passing by earth later today. Scientists say it will come within 171000. Miles of our planet just around. 2:25 PM eastern time that is closer than weather in communication satellites believe it or not so some cell phone service could be disrupted temporarily.
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