No trace of meteorite in Urals lake: Russia

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | 2:10:02 AM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A day after meteorite fragment reported to have fallen in Russia's Chelyabinsk region, the government said divers examining the Lake Chebarkul found no trace of the celestial body.

Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A day after meteorite fragment reported to have fallen in Russia's Chelyabinsk region, the government said divers examining the Lake Chebarkul found no trace of the celestial body.

A spokesperson for the Russian Emergencies Ministry said: "The ministry's divers have completed examining the lake's area but discovered no traces of the meteorite."

A flaming meteorite streaked across the sky and slammed into central Russia Friday with a massive boom that blew out windows and damaged thousands of buildings around the city of Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 1,000 people in the area.

According to the health ministry, 51 were hospitalised.

Officials are trying to determine where the fragments have landed.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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