Amazing photos and video: Hundreds injured after meteor lights up the sky over Russia

At least 500 people were reportedly injured after a meteor lit up the sky over Chelyabinsk region of Russia. Photos and video from witnesses show a fireball streaking across the sky above the Ural Mountains. The resulting shock wave shattered windows and damaged structures.

Incredible photos and video from people in the region:

A zinc factory appears to have taken major damage. Fox reports that it is unclear whether the damage was caused by a meteorite or the shock wave.

Russian officials said a large meteorite crater was discovered and fragments were recovered.

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Video that’s circulating is not of the actual crater.

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More injuries are being reported:

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Video from inside a building as windows are blown in:

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This is what the sonic boom sounded like:

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Reports now indicate that 1,200 people were injured.

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