Confirmed the first case of death by meteorite

Scientists from Turkey and the United States found the first evidence of death of the person from the fall of the meteorite. Article researchers published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

According to the documents found in the Directorate of state archives under the President of the Turkish Republic, the incident occurred on August 22, 1888. A meteorite that entered the Earth’s atmosphere in a ball of fire at 20:30 local time, killed one person and paralyzed another in Sulaymaniyah (Iraq). In a text written in Ottoman language, refers to “rain” of stones, which struck the village and damage the crops, which indicates the impact of the shock wave.

Still was not aware of the death of one person from falling of a celestial body, despite the fact that the dangerous incidents occurred several times. So, in 1954 a meteorite crashed through the roof of the house in the us state of Alabama and wounded a woman named Ann Hodges, who received severe injury and was hospitalized. It was also reported on the fall of celestial bodies on children in East Africa and in the United States, which also led to serious harm to health.

Scientists believe that there may be similar historical evidence, which may be referred to the victim from falling celestial bodies. At the moment the documents written in languages other than English, is not well known and there are few specialists working on their English translation.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.