Suspected meteorite crashes into a roof in Thailand in loud bang

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A mysterious rock, believed to be a meteorite, crashed through the roof of a house in Phitsanulok’s Muang district, Thailand, on June 28, 2016.

The suspected meteorite fell through the roof of a home in Plai Chumphon at 7.26am, hit a wall and then bounced to the floor, breaking into five pieces.

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The suspected meteorite crashed the roof of a Thailand’s house.

The owner of the house explains:

I was having breakfast when I was suddenly surprised by a loud bang. After looking around, I found a rock about the size of an egg and some fragments nearby. The largest chunk was still very hot.

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The meteorite made a hole in the roof

The woman, Mrs Bualom, believes the rock is from outer space and will bring her good luck.

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Lucky charm?

Mr Bualom also heard the explosion at about 7am before the 300g rock fell through his roof.

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A small piece of this meteorite is being investigated by specialists.

The loud bang was also reported in the adjacent districts of Nakhon Thai and Chat Trakan.

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The space rock after investigation at the University of Thailand.

After a first investigation, scientists believe this chunk of rock is likely a meteorite as it contained large amount of iron and was attracted by a magnet.

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‘Meteorite’ crashes through Phitsanulok house roof

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