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September 20, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Object from space hits Peru

A mysterious fireball plummeted from the heavens on Tuesday and crashed near Puno in southern Peru. Dozens of Peruvians who took a look at the crater were sickened by noxious fumes. A Peruvian scientist "ruled out any possibility that the fallen object might be a satellite" (see BBC), but there are other possibilities. This event will no doubt spur wild rumors about "OVNIs" (Objetos Voladores No-Identificados), a.k.a. UFOs. .

Ruling on Fujimori?

Meanwhile, Chilean courts are expected to rule on Friday as to whether former President of Peru Alberto Fujimori will be extradited to Peru. See La Republica.

Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 21 Sep 2007, 12: 02 AM

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