Meteor Sonic Boom Shocks Russia

http://cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/02/15/rajpal-black-russia-meteor-shock-sonic-boom.cnn

A meteor hit Russia today, causing about 1000 victims, including 200 children. Fragments of the meteor exploded over Russia. Most of the damage caused is from broken glass and two-thirds of the injuries are minor.

VOCABULARY:

a meteor:  a piece of an object floating in outerspace (in space)

to cause (to cause, caused, caused): to effect, to provoke; causing –> provoking, resulting in

including:  (adj.)  belonging to this group

fragments: pieces

to explode (explode, exploded, exploded): to blow up or cause a big BANG

damage: material that is broken

broken: destroyed into pieces

glass: window material

two-thirds: 2/3

injuries: the physical impact on persons

minor: of less importance

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