MOSCOW, Russia- It's hard to believe your eyes, but several Russian dashcams captured what appears to be a meteorite Friday, falling in an arc across the horizon as a flaming ball of light and then disappearing behind some trees in the Chelyabinsk region some 930 miles east of Moscow.
CBS news reports that fragments of at least one meteorite fell, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, Russian officials said Friday.
The office of the governor of the region in the Ural Mountains said in a statement on CBS News that many calls about injuries and damage to buildings had been received. But there were no immediate confirmed figures or specific reports on damage.
CBS News sources say there's no word of serious injuries anywhere, but some people were hurt from broken glass.
Reports conflicted on the event: A spokeswoman for Russia's Emergency Ministry, Irina Rossius, told The Associated Press there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteorite.