Sonic boom caused by meteorite hurtling above Russian town at 33,000mph smashes buildings and injures 1,000 people before the space rock crashes into frozen lake

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Fragments of at least one meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, Russian officials said Friday.

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Large object flashed across the sky at 9.20am local time
Pictures show a streak of smoke followed by several bright blasts of flames 82 of the injured are children and two are in intensive careLanded in a lake near Chebarkul, a neighbouring town
6,000 square feet of a roof at a zinc factory collapsed
One local said it ‘was like a scene from the Armageddon movie’
Same day as Asteroid 2012 DA14, which is due to skim Earth’s orbit tonight
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