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Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia

A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings.

Most of those hurt, in the Chelyabinsk region where the meteor fell, suffered cuts and bruises but at least 46 remain in hospital.

A fireball streaked through the clear morning sky, followed by loud bangs.

Dozens of people captured footage of the moment the meteor streaked across the sky, as Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.

  • 15 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe
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