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A meteorite fell to Earth in Russia (near Chelyabinsk). At least one piece of the fallen object caused damage. It crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city's Internet and mobile service. Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth. Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk were evacuated. Injuries were reported at one of the city’s secondary schools, supposedly from smashed windows. UPDATE: More than 400 people were injured.