Meteorite Didn't Kill Indian Man

Though it first appeared as if a bus driver in India was killed by a meteorite this week, scientists and local officials say his death was more likely caused by “a land-based explosion.” “Considering that there was no prediction of a meteorite shower and there was no meteorite shower observed, this certainly is a rare phenomena if it is a meteorite,” said the dean of the engineering college where the incident occurred. When analyzed, the sample appeared to be a fragment of a common earth rock. Images depicted a crater measuring five feet deep and two feet wide, and witnesses said they heard an explosion. The object recovered from the site allegedly weighed only a few grams. The event would have been the first case in history of someone dying from a meteorite’s impact.