A House Hit by an Alleged Meteor

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  • TEMPO.CO, Bengkulu - Residents of Sungai Serut District, Bengkulu City, were surprised by a rock that is alleged to be a meteor that ripped through a house owned by Wahab (56), on Wednesday, November 24, 2016.

    At the time of the incident, according to Wahab, he was having a casual conversation with his friend. Suddenly, they heard a loud thump from the inside of his house. The noise originated from his kitchen.

    After a quick search, Wahab found a rounded smoky object that is as big as a basketball that had made it through his kitchen roof. “Not only did it hit the roof, the rock also destroyed the water dispenser and a water gallon, as well as a table,” he said.

    Wahab and a number of his friends flushed the rock with water and placed it outside the house. The locals broke the white-colored rock to pieces and gave it to a number of people as they believe that the meteorite has a certain effect.

    The rest of the rock has been handed over to the police. 

    PHESI ESTER JULIKAWAT