A terrifying meteorite shower hit Russia early this morning injuring more than 400 people. Eyewitnesses spoke of several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass which accounted for a vast majority of the injuries. The Urals region was struck by falling meteorite fragments which rained down in the city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles east of Moscow.
A large object flashed across the sky at around 9.20am local time (03.20 UK time), evidently breaking into several pieces. A spokeswoman for the emergency ministry, Irina Rossius, said there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteorite. Either way, there’s no doubt that many thought that the Armageddon/Doomsday moment was upon them. Personally, I would’ve been a nervous wreck.