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1 dead 3 injured as meteorite hits southern India

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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And it has created a record. First recorded human fatality due to a meteorite. Can someone bring up the statistics on being hit by a meteorite? By the way. Wasn't there supposed to be a close flyby soon? Maybe this was a part of the main bulk. Remember the Russian meteorite a few years ago, it was also during a close flyby.


CHENNAI: A day after a man died and three others were injured in a mysterious explosion in Vellore, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the "mishap" was caused by a falling meteorite. Kamaraj, a bus driver of the Bharathidasan Engineering College located near Natrampalli, had died on Saturday when an explosion was heard near the water tank. The explosion left a crater in the ground and window panes of buses and the building. The man, who was walking past the building, had suffered serious injuries and died


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Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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1 dead 3 injured as meteorite hits southern India


Talk about bad luck...it probably wasn't the way that person thought they would go.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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Since this happened in India I guess we can say Karma is a bitch...



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: asen_y2k




1 dead 3 injured as meteorite hits southern India


Talk about bad luck...it probably wasn't the way that person thought they would go.





Just checked:


Odds of dying from an asteroid strike: 1 in 74,817,414


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Well, you have a higher chance of winning the lottery.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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God rest his soul and watch over his family, his name will live on for a very long time because of this but not the way anyone would want to be made famous.

Still I wonder how many have died over the ages from this kind of event, probably in the past just put down to falling rock's or even misconstrued as an act of divine anger.

Likely this was a good hard working decent family man in the wrong place at the wrong time, very sad.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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Well, you have a higher chance of winning the lottery.

That's a relief.

It's an example if one were needed that if something is statistically possible then at some point it will happen , sad for the chap who lost his life but some small consolation that he's mads a sort of history and will be remembered.


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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

It was during a close flyby but unrelated.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: asen_y2k

originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: asen_y2k




1 dead 3 injured as meteorite hits southern India


Talk about bad luck...it probably wasn't the way that person thought they would go.





Just checked:


Odds of dying from an asteroid strike: 1 in 74,817,414


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Well, you have a higher chance of winning the lottery.

Except this is the first recorded human death from a meteorite, and there are a lot more than 74,817,414 people alive today - never mind the rest of recorded history.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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Apparently he was hit by falling debris from the building and not the actual meteorite. Man I wonder what those odds would be.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

Counts as "Megadeath".



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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Talk about bad luck...it probably wasn't the way that person thought they would go.


I was killed by something from outer space. Or, my husband was killed
by something from outer space.

Couple of things no one gets to say. On the other hand,
the way the head line could read would indeed sound like
a bad omen.

METORITE KILLS MAN


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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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Let the big ragnarok and roll show begin! Enough of this preamble, half time is sooo 00's.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 01:12 PM
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Apparently he was hit by falling debris from the building and not the actual meteorite.


Either way I can bet that wasn't how he thought he was going to meet his maker.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Since this happened in India I guess we can say Karma is a bitch...


Not really
Here one over Ontario Canada
FireBall over NorthWest Ontario Canada



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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No but that's why they're called accidental deaths. No one would go out if they entertained thoughts of how many ways they might die. So you're correct he most likely didn't think that was how he was going to go out of this life.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: Trillium

originally posted by: Xtrozero
Since this happened in India I guess we can say Karma is a bitch...


Not really
Here one over Ontario Canada
(Latest+Worldwide+Meteor/Meteorite+News)]FireBall over NorthWest Ontario Canada[/url]


I'm talking about getting hit with one..lol



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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Jeez. You have better odds successfully navigating an asteroid field. Which according to C-3PO are 3,720 to 1.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
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1 dead 3 injured as meteorite hits southern India


Talk about bad luck...it probably wasn't the way that person thought they would go.





At least will be remembered..



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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How big was the meteorite when approaching the planet? This reminds me of countless debates with UFO skeptics that amateur astronomers have all eyes on the sky and never miss anything, hence UFO's are not real. So how did the amateur astronomers miss this one? I know meteorites break up after passing through the atmosphere, but how big was it while approaching the planet and how big was it when it struck the earth? Didn't see the size mention in the article except the destruction it caused. RIP.




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