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Suspected meteor crash causes illness in Peru
« on: September 20, 2007, 09:36:15 AM »
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MANY people in Peru have sought treatment after an object - suspected to be a meteorite - plunged to Earth in a remote area.

They say the object left a deep crater after crashing down over the weekend near the town of Carancas in the Andes.

People who visited the scene have been complaining of headaches, vomiting and nausea after inhaling gases.

But some experts have questioned whether it was a meteorite or some other object that landed in Carancas.

A team of scientists is on its way to the site to collect samples and verify whether it was indeed a meteorite.

Geologists have called on the authorities to stop people from going near the crash site.

A local journalist, Martine Hanlon, told the BBC that experts did not believe the meteor would make anybody sick, but think a chemical reaction caused by its contact with the ground could release toxins such as sulphur and arsenic.

An engineer from the Peruvian Nuclear Energy Institute told AFP news agency that no radiation had been detected from the crater. He ruled out any possibility that the fallen object might be a satellite.

Nestor Quispe, the mayor of the municipality to which Carancas belongs, told the BBC that many residents had been affected.

Jorge Lopez, a health director in Puno, told Reuters news agency he experienced an irritated throat and itchy nose after visiting the site.

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Re: Suspected meteor crash causes illness in Peru
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 06:46:53 PM »
We need to be grateful to God in Nigeria that we do not have these kind of casualties. Imagine, tsunami, earthquakes, etc and now meteor.

We are the ones who ought to be saying God bless Nigeria.
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