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Posted at: Jun 6, 2017, 1:36 PM; last updated: Jun 6, 2017, 2:56 PM (IST)

Rock-like object falls from sky in Jaipur, appears to be meteorite

Rock-like object falls from sky in Jaipur, appears to be meteorite
File photo of a meteorite landing only for representation.

Jaipur, June 6

A mysterious rock-like object, which appears to have fallen from the sky, in an open field near Bhankhrora area on the outskirts of the city caused panic among locals.

The dark grey-coloured object appears to be a meteorite and weighs around four kg. A few other pieces of the rock-like object were also found, police said.

“Locals spotted the object in the morning and informed us. It seems the object fell at a great speed as it has created a small crater on the ground in Mukundpura village,” SHO of Bhankhrora Police Station Hemendra Sharma told PTI.

He said the Geological Survey of India and Forensic Science Laboratory officials have been informed about it. — PTI


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