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 A sleepy fishing community in rural Australia is struck by a shower of meteorites. Those hit succumb to a terrible infection: they are turned into zombies and feast on human flesh.
The townsfolk of Carancas in Peru would be advised not to watch the horror film Undead, after witnessing a fiery ball in the sky at the weekend. More than 150 residents have suffered headaches, irritated skin and vomiting brought on by a "strange odour", according to a local health official.

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 Scientists doubt that the supposed meteorite strike that sickened some 200 residents of Peru over the weekend actually involved anything from space.
Based on reports of fumes emanating from the crater, some scientists actually suspect that the event could have been some kind of geyser-like explosion rather than a meteorite impact.

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Scientists from San Andres University in La Paz said analysis of sand samples from the crater showed it could be a meteorite which was blasted to dust by the impact.
However, other meteor experts are unconvinced.

"It's the third incident like this in Peru in the last few years - and none have turned out to be meteorites. It's far more likely to have a been caused by the explosion of gases that build up naturally under the ground. In that part of Peru, you might get a build up of methane or hydrogen sulphide, both of which have an eggy smell and which could cause health problems"  - Dr Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum in London.  

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A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people.

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Locals are refusing to drink groundwater near the 100 foot crater of a meteor that crashed in Peru on September 15. Health agencies are treating residents for complaints of vomiting, headaches, and nausea caused by fumes.

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Hundreds of people have fallen ill after visiting the crash site of a supposed meteorite in Peru.
Gases from the meteorite are believed to be causing headaches, nausea and vomiting.



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