According to authorities, the first person in modern history has been killed by a meteorite.
The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, said that a 40-year-old bus driver died after being struck by a meteorite just after noon on Saturday. The pieces of the object also impacted the nearby grounds of a college in Tamil Nadu, India.
“There was a noise like a big explosion. It was an abnormal sound that could be heard till at least 3 kilometers [about 2 miles] away,” G. Baskar, a principal at the college told the Wall Street Journal.
The impact reportedly destroyed windows and windshields nearby. Classes have been suspended until Wednesday.