Meteor shower in Sindh?
People from south-eastern Sindh have told Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) that a meteor has struck a town by the name of Diplo in Tharparkar district of Sindh. PWP cannot confirm this news and would wait for a media team to confirm this news. Ishaque Nizamani on PWP Facebook has written;
Aj mene meteor dkha boht bhayanak tha par abi tak us ke bary me tv pe report nhe ai us shahbe saqib me awaz bhi ajeeb thee us k bad exploding bhi suni gai
(Today I saw I meteor, it was very scary but till now there is no news on the TV. It had a weird sound and after a while we heard an explosion).
Another person by the name of Abdul Jabbar Junejo wrote on PWP Facebook;
This is a developing story updates would be issued here if necessary. Did you observe a meteor in Tharparkar? Do let us know.
The meteor shower of 2012 in Sindh
On May 5, a meteor shower occurred in the Ladki village of Tharparkar district in Sindh during the night of May 5. The meteor caused a small crater. No damage occurred in the area however the meteor fell over a school building. The local people described the event as loud as thunderstorm or a bomb blast reported by a journalist Prem Shivani. The meteor weighed about few hundred grams. (The actual image of the meteorite that hit the Thar region of Pakistan can be seen above)