First human death-by-meteorite in 190 years?

February 8, 2016 3:25 PM

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First human death-by-meteorite in 190 years?

A senior politician in India's southeast Tamil Nadu state says a bus driver's family has been compensated for his death, which she believes was the first in recent history to have been caused by a meteorite impact.

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram told the Reuters news agency there appears to be no other explanation for the explosion that rocked a college campus in the city of Chennai on Friday.

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