14/10/2015 Meteorite falls through roof of house


In San Carlos, in the department of Maldonado, a meteorite crashed the roof of a house on 18 September. Once the investigations were completed, Gonzalo Tancredi, director of the largest university in Uruguay, declared that there have been fewer than 15 comparable cases around the world in the last 100 years. The rock weighing 712 grams plunged through the wooden roof of the house at a speed of around 250 km an hour. No one was harmed in the incident.