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Meteorite falls through roof

Published 28/01/2010 | 07:53

A tennis ball-sized meteorite fell through the roof of a doctor's surgery in Virginia
A tennis ball-sized meteorite fell through the roof of a doctor's surgery in Virginia
A tennis ball-sized meteorite fell through the roof of a doctor's surgery in Virginia

A tennis ball-sized meteorite punched a hole through the roof of a doctor's surgery in Lorton, Virginia.

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Dr Frank Ciampi said he heard a loud bang and found the projectile punched through the roof and ceiling, raining down pieces of wood, plaster and insulation.

The 8oz rock split into three chunks. Experts estimated it was travelling at about 220mph when it struck.

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