Meteor vaporizes in Earth's atmosphere over Russia

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A meteor hurtling towards Earth burned up in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring 1,200 people, reported The New York Times.

The large meteor burned up in Earth's lower atmosphere dropping meteorites around Chelyabinsk, Russia, officials told BBC News.

The shock wave from the meteor's blazing path burst windows and rattled citizens, reported The New York Times.

President Vladimir Putin said he thanked god no big fragments had fallen on populated areas, reported BBC News.

The meteor's immense speed sent loud bursts through the area as the fireball ripped through Earth's atmosphere, reported multiple news sources.

The majority of those hurt, in the Chelyabinsk region where meteorites fell, suffered cuts and bruises but at least 46 remain in hospital, reported BBC News.

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