YEKATERINBURG/CHELYABINSK, meteorite shot across the sky in on Friday sending fireballs crashing to Earth, smashing windows and setting off car alarms.(Reuters) - About 400 people were injured when a
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Residents on their way to work in heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shock wave, according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 km (950 miles) east of Moscow.
The meteorite raced across the horizon, leaving a long white trail in its wake which could be seen as far as 200 km (125 miles) away in. Car alarms went off, windows shattered and mobile phones worked only intermittently.
Chelyabinsk city authorities said about 400 people sought medical help, mainly for light injuries caused by flying glass.