Russian City Hit by Meteor: 1,200 People Hurt

Kirit Radia reports the meteor's impact over the Chelyabinsk's region.
1:47 | 02/16/13

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That remote Russian city hit by a meteorite the video is extraordinary I just can't get tired of watching this overnight. Our reporter arrived. On the -- that's right more than 1000 people were injured from this event in ABC's cure -- reports now from the city to -- beings. The morning -- and Dan as you can see they're already started to patch up this old Soviet industrial city. But when you talk to the residents here they still can't believe they just got hit -- giant rock from space. -- So blast rocked this city. A giant meteor exploding. In -- knocking people to the ground and blowing out windows. In the streets chaos. Today residents are still shocked. The destruction is everywhere. An estimated 40000 buildings damaged one million square feet of glass shattered and over 12100 people injured -- -- According to NASA this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century. Weighing more than the Eiffel Tower. Today the search is on to find fragment that hit the ground. Divers explored this frozen lake where one of the bigger -- is thought to have left a big hole in the ice. That in the end they came up empty handed the site is actually become something of a tourist spot for locals wanting to see it for themselves. I want to show you got something this is the reason that so many people got injured the broken glass. Many people went to the -- and check but that big flash in the sky and when they got there at the blast came and blew the windows out and sent this class flying ten and beyond. Ordinary -- thank you and there are reports this morning that collectors are looking to buy. Remnants of that -- will keep on this story as well.

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