TURA, Nov 14 – A meteorite falling in the areas bordering Bangladesh created panic among the residents of the Garo Hills region. The meteorite, which fell inside Bangladesh, lit up the night sky around 10.30 pm last night. It was eagerly watched by the residents living along these areas.
The meteorite fell close to the Dumnikura BoP in the Sherpur district of Bangladesh, just beside the international border and the impact was heard even 40 km away from the area where it fell. Dumnikura is a border outpost in the South Garo Hills, very close to where five police personnel were killed last week.
A resident of the neighbouring Dalu village in West Garo Hills, Dipu Marak, was witness to the incident.
He said, “We heard a loud noise around 10.30 pm last night and immediately rushed outside. We were in a state of shock. The meteorite lit up the night sky and narrowly missed us.”
Other local residents said the whole area shook under the impact of the fall and the light could be seen even on the Indian side of the border.
Panic-stricken people, who ran out of their houses, said that the sound resembled that of an aeroplane’s at a