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‘Meteorite’-like object falls from sky 

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:03 PM, 22 June 2020  

The meteorite-like object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky

The meteorite-like object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky

A ‘meteorite’-like object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky in India's Rajasthan, creating a 2-3 feet deep crater in the ground.  

Hindustan Times reported that the meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Sanchore town of Rajasthan’s Jalore district on Friday morning. People residing near the area where the object was found reported hearing a blast and finding a huge stone near Gayatri Chowk area of the town. Later, they informed the matter to the police and local authorities. 

Bhupendra Yadav, the sub-divisional officer at Sanchore confirmed that the ‘meteorite’-like object was found at around 7:00 am local time. It weighed around 2.8 kg, he said.

“We found a huge piece of stone that had crashed into land and created a 2-3 feet deep crater,” said Yadav.

The area where the object fell has been cordoned off and the object has been kept at a safe place, the official said adding that it will be sent to Delhi for further research.

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