A meteorite reportedly fell from the sky in Pakistan's Bhakkar city: Report

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A meteorite reportedly fell from the sky in Pakistan's Bhakkar city: Report

ISLAMABAD - A meteorite fell near the city of Bhakkar last week according to preliminary reports from the area.

Scientific experts from the Geology Department at Punjab University will be performing further analysis on the stone to determine the authenticity of these reports.

Several eyewitness accounts suggested that shepherds tending to their flock in a small town near tehsil Darya Khan of district Bhakkar reported an unusual occurrence to the police last week.

According to residents of Kanyal, a stone from the sky fell into a grazing ground near the rural establishment on Thursday afternoon.

Meteorites are small bodies of matter from space, which hit the surface of the earth. Meteorites are different from meteors, which are bodies of matter that burn into a load of dust and fire upon entering the atmosphere of earth, while meteoroids are bodies of matter that have not entered the atmosphere of earth, yet.