Published On: Sat, Feb 6th, 2016

‘Mysterious Object’ from sky claims one life in Vellore

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One person was killed and three others were injured on Saturday when a mysterious heavy object fell close to the building complex of a private engineering college near Vellore, causing an explosion.

The explosion, which created a crater, occurred near the Bharatidasan Engineering college complex at Natarampalli with eyewitnesses claiming that the object fell from the sky. A driver working in the college lost his life after the object fell near him as he was walking past the building.

Preliminary information said that a mysterious object had fallen from the sky and exploded killing the bus driver Kamaraj inside the campus.

There was a loud blast that shocked everyone nearby. In the impact of the blast, Kamaraj’s body was thrown about 10 feet away, said local sources, adding that the window panes of the buses parked nearby were shattered. He was taken to the Vaniyambadi GH where he was declared brought dead.

To the local police personnel who rushed to the spot to inquire were told by the people there that it was some mysterious object that fell from the sky that exploded. There reportedly was little or no trace of any explosive material on the spot, said the sketchy information coming from there.

The district superintendent of police is on the way to the college to oversee the investigations.

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