Mysterious object scares villagers

Published Nov 30, 2012 12:05am

DADU, Nov 29: Fear and bewilderment overtook some parts of Dadu district after some mysterious objects fell on a number of villages late on  Wednesday night.

The biggest fragment weighing 187 kilograms fell on a ground in Allah Jurio Lund village, 30 kilometres from Dadu.  Other pieces fell on Pir Mashaikh, Shehak Rodnani and Khandhani  villages.

There were no injuries or damage to property.

(According to news agencies, military authorities took possession of the “heavy pieces of engine and other metallic objects, believed to be splinters of a satellite or missile”. An Army team, headed by Commanding Officer of Hyderabad, Col. Mushtaque, arrived in Dadu on Thursday and started investigation after taking two pieces of the object).

Sain Bux Loond, a villager, told journalists that he was at his home when a loud bang drew him outside. “First I couldn’t make head or tail of the scene before my eyes. After gathering my wits I dashed to the police station and told them what I had seen,” Loond said.

A former nazim of union council Sawro, Allah Yar Rodhnan, told Dawn that he too came across a piece of the indescribable object. “It was a piece of iron, five feet long and two feet wide.”

Khalid Jamali, who lives in Chhapar Khan village of Johi taluka, told Dawn on mobile phone that two pieces of iron, one weighing six kilograms and the other two kilos, had fallen on his settlement, too. “Both fragments gave off flames for half an hour. Luckily, no loss of life or property occurred in the village.”


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Move likely to break deadlock

ISLAMABAD: Shortly after Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the besieged PM House, the...

Riot zone mob storms PTV

ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins...

Hashmi opens Pandora’s box

PML-N said that Khan had lost moral justification to remain chief of PTI after the allegations levelled against him.

Comments (0) (Closed)