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Falling Meteorite Kills Bus Driver

Scientists said Monday that a man who was killed on a college campus in India over the weekend died because a rock from outer space hit him. Three others were injured. The object—a meteoroid that survived entry into the atmosphere and then fell to earth—left a four-feet deep crater and is the first time in modern history that a person has been killed this way. Officials say the astronomical event smashed the windows of classrooms and vehicles at Bharathidasan Engineering College in southern India and could be heard as far as two miles away. The bus driver killed in the crash was walking close to the area when the meteorite hit.