A meteorite was seen to explode and leave small crater in Diplo Taluka, Sindh Province, Tharparkar, Pakistan on the 3rd May 2012 approx 6pm GMT.
A mining engineer Abdul Jabbar Junejo working as an assistant professor in atechnical institute at Mithi has said, that he saw a meteor fall throught the sky at Diplo. The man has said that it initially came from the North and slightly West of Diplo Town at an angle of roughly 45 degrees. It became extremely bright, as bright as the sun, the man has said. It then exploded moving towards South little east with noise. The next day there were reports from villagers from the neaby village of LADKI some 28 kilometers south of Diplo that fragments were lying in the villlage. Mr Abdul Jabbar Junejo claims he was the first man to go to the village along with a geologist and a journalist and saw 100gram meteorite fragments along with a small crater. Abdul Jabbar Junejo claims the meteorite is an Iron-nickle meteorite as is attracted to a magnet and it has a black fusion crust and brown inner.
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