February 16th, 2013
04:12 AM ET

Russia starts clean-up after meteor strike

A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the clean-up operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Although some buildings escaped unscathed when the sonic waves from the Friday morning explosion reverberated through the city, others lost some or most of their windows.
About 1,000 people were hurt, many by the flying glass, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
The injured included more than 200 children. Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, though the vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.