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.”

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