Meteorite-like object falls from sky in Rajasthan; Panic among locals in Jalore

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Published: June 20, 2020 11:51 AM

Sanchore SDM Bhupendra Kumar Yadav said a factual report has been submitted to the district collector and the object will be handed over to the Geological Survey of India for examination.

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A round object which reportedly fell from the sky in Rajasthan’s Jalore district on Friday morning created panic and anxiety among the locals.

SHO of Sanchore police station Arvind Purohit said they received information that a sparkling object from the sky fell near Gayatri College.

“On reaching the spot, we found the round meteorite-like object in a five to six-inch hole on the ground. It was hot and weighed 2.7 kg. We have preserved it in a glass jar,” he said.

Sanchore SDM Bhupendra Kumar Yadav said a factual report has been submitted to the district collector and the object will be handed over to the Geological Survey of India for examination.

Meanwhile, the geology department of the Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur has also expressed interest in studying the object.

“I have requested the Jalore administration to provide us an opportunity to conduct a study on it,” the head of the university’s Geology depatment Suresh Chandra Mathur.

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