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'Meteor' crashes at Kilimambogo

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    An unknown mass believed to be from outer space on Saturday fell near Kilimambogo and Tala towns.

    Initially, there were reports of an explosion in Kangundo, Tala, Yatta and Kakuzi before an extra-terrestrial rock fell at around 10 am.

    Area residents say the loud sound was comparable to a bomb explosion or a crashing aircraft while others felt it was an earthquake.

    Police and military officers from Thika rushed to the scene at Kiumwiri village, Murang’a county. The military later took away the object for expert analysis.

    The black smooth rock weighing about five kilos fell at a maize plantation, 60 meters from a nearby homestead, but no one was harmed.


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    Re: 'Meteor' crashes at Kilimambogo

    If The black smooth rock weighed about five kilos (11 pounds), how could it make that much noise?


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      Re: 'Meteor' crashes at Kilimambogo

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