Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More than 24,000 assist in meteor cleanup in Urals

Efforts to clean up damage caused by a meteor's crashing into the Ural region on Friday are underway.

Currently, more than 24,000 workers and 4,300 pieces of machinery have been employed to clear debris from thousands of damaged buildings in the Ural region, Ria Novosti reports.

More than 1,000 people were injured when a fiery meteorite made impact with central Russia on Friday. The meteorite collided with the earth at such a high velocity that it triggered 11 of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's 45 infrasound stations designed to located atomic explosions.

Police reports indicate that approximately 1,200 individuals were hurt during the collision, of which 200 were children. The majority of the casualties were located in the Chelyabinsk Region in the Ural Mountains, according to Ria Novosti.

As of 6 a.m. local time on Sunday, cleanup crews had replaced window glass in nearly 1,700 residential buildings, 34 health care facilities and 62 schools.