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Video: Meteor falls over Russia

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Ricky's been finding out more about the meteorite strike

A meteor has fallen over Russia - injuring almost 1000 people and damaging buildings.

Most of those people hurt only suffered minor cuts and bruises but windows were blown out of buildings.

A fireball was seen racing through the sky above the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs.

Reports say that the meteor landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.

Thousands of rescue workers have now arrived in the area to provide help.

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Students from Chelyabinsk university captured footage of the meteor

Officials say fragments falling from a large meteor that partially burned up in the lower atmosphere caused the damage.

Debris also reportedly fell on the west Siberian region of Tyumen.