Posted: February 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

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A meteor streaked over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, producing a blast that injured hundreds, caused minor damage to buildings and temporarily disrupted Internet communication, officials said.

Yelena Smirnykh, deputy information chief of the Emergency Situations Ministry said 474 people sought medical assistance after the explosion. “Five of them were hospitalized, most of the injuries being cuts by shattered window glass,” she said.

[Updated, 7:41 a.m. Feb. 15: Later in the day, Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov reported to President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks that more than 500 people were injured, with 112 of them — including 80 children —  requiring hospital care.

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Puchkov said 297 residential houses, 12 schools, several social facilities and industrial buildings were damaged.

Read more at the LATimes, and check out the videos below:

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