A meteorite is believed to to have killed a bus driver and injured three others in southern India.
If confirmed it would be the first recorded human fatality from a piece of space rock. The meteorite crashed into the gardens of a private engineering college on Saturday.
ars technica reports:
According to local reports, a bus driver was killed on Saturday when a meteorite landed in the area where he was walking, damaging the window panes of nearby buses and buildings. Three other people were injured.
On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: “A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district’s K Pantharappalli village.” Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people.