Meteoritenewser

(NEWSER) – There's the slim chance of being hit by lightning, and then there's the almost nonexistent chance of being hit by a meteorite. A man in India, however, was apparently killed by the latter, which would likely make him the first person recorded killed by an object that fell from outer space, Mashable reports.

V. Kamaraj, a 40-year-old bus driver for Bharathidasan Engineering College in Tamil Nadu was reportedly walking on campus when the meteorite smashed down around 12:30pm Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reports; he suffered severe injuries and died, while two gardeners and a student were injured. "There was a noise like a big explosion," the college principal says. "It was an abnormal sound that could be heard … about 2 miles away." Students were sent home, and classes are nixed until Wednesday.

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