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Ninety more people turn for medical aid after meteorite fall in Chelyabinsk region

February 17, 2013, 11:07 UTC+3
Over the past day 93 people turned for medical aid, thus, the number of injured people totalled 1,240 people
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MOSCOW, February 17 (Itar-Tass) – Ninety more people turned for medical aid over the past day in the Chelyabinsk Region, which was hit by the meteorite fall, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“Over the past day 93 people turned for medical aid, thus, the number of injured people totalled 1,240 people,” a source in the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Forty people are undergoing treatment at the hospitals, one of them was hospitalized on Saturday. Twelve people were discharged from the hospitals.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations also noted that the radiation level is normal in the Chelyabinsk Region.

“The systems and facilities of economy, energy, transport infrastructure and life-supporting facilities work in the routine mode,” the source in the ministry said.

The meteorite shower hit five Russian regions, including Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan regions and Bashkortostan in the morning on February 15. The places, where the meteorite debris fell down, were spotted in three districts in the Chelyabinsk Region, two places in the Chebarkul district and one place in the Zlatoustovsky district.

 

 

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