Unidentified object from sky sends alarms in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling, Jul 11 (UNI) An unidentifed object, very similar to that of a giant sized non-sticking frying pan, dropped from the sky at Rohini in Kurseong, today evoked huge curiosity among the people, while the Defence department had been alerted to examine the object.

'' It looks like a handleless big non-sticking frying pan eighteen centimetre in height and 40 inches in diametre and is made of either iron or stone, '' local people said.

Local people witnessed a strange fireball falling from the sky at around 1830 hours (Friday evening) on a courtyard of Hari Chettri at lower Serubari, Rohini, in Kurseong district, DIG (Darjeeling), Daniel Tsering Lepcha told UNI.

They said they thought it was a UFO as a pretty big fireball after flying for sometime hit the ground.

The surrounding area where the object fell had become hotter for some time, witnesses said.

However, the meteorologists said it was simply a meteor and nothing else.

Scientist Basudeb Bhattacharjee told a Bengali TV news channel that it was a meteor, which fell from the sky.

Kurseong police took those objects to police station for safe custody, while Air Force personnel were called to examine it.

The object also created some ruffles in the intelligence wings of many departments, whose officers and experts arrived at the spot and took photographs.

The administration was also not sure what to do with the object, which created tremendous enthusiasm among different walks of life.

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