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Hundreds of residents of Peru suffered from fumes caused by falling meteorite

September 19 2007
10:37

Hundreds of people in Peru are suffering from headaches and respiratory problems after the fall of a meteorite in the south. Sought medical treatment for about 200 people. According to the representative of Ministry of Health, diseases caused by poisonous fumes, took to the air after the fall of the meteorite. In the immediate vicinity of the fall population of about one and a half thousand people. Already on Thursday, scientists from the Institute of Geophysics of Peru must provide an incident report.

Meteorite fell in Puno, near the border with Bolivia. Local residents heard a loud noise "of the incident plane, and then saw flames object that crashed into the ground and exploded. At the site of the crash crater width of 30 and a depth of six meters. Reported that residents of nearby villages vomiting and headache caused by the "strange smell", began arriving shortly after the incident.

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