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Meteorite-like object lands in UP village

November 03, 2003 18:41 IST
Last Updated: November 03, 2003 18:45 IST

A huge solid object fell from the sky in Kasoli village of Muzaffarnagar district on Sunday night and created an approximately three feet deep crater in the western Uttar Pradesh hamlet.

The object, and the crater it created, has evoked considerable curiosity among residents and scientists.

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District Magistrate R K Singh told PTI on Monday that villagers claimed to have seen the object, weighing about 19kg, falling from the sky around 1900 IST with a loud noise.

Later, they found an 8x9 sq inch black-coloured solid object in the field of a farmer, Kishan.

Following receipt of the information, police rushed to the village and took the object to Muzaffarnagar, the district headquarters, which is about 30km away.

Experts from the Roorkee Engineering College have been asked to examine it.

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