If confirmed,this will be the first death in modern history caused by a meteorite.
An unidentified object left a four-feet deep crater after falling near a cafeteria inside the Bharathidasan Engineering College campus at about 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, G. Baskar, principal of the college in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, said.
He also added,“There was a noise like a big explosion,It was an abnormal sound that could be heard till at least 3 kilometers away,”.
J. Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu’s chief minister, said in a statement that Mr. Kamaraj died after a meteorite fell inside the college campus. She didn’t elaborate on what led authorities to believe the crater was caused by a meteorite. Although science experts have been conducting tests on finding out the truth.
According to the U.S. NASA, there is no record “in modern times of any person being killed by a meteorite.”