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Valera (Trujillo, Venezuela) L5 (stone) Fell 15th October, 1972

On the evening of October 15th 1972, a bright light accompanied by a loud explosion was witnessed near the El Tinajero farm. The next morning, Dr Arginiro Gonzales and his guest Juan Delgado, discovered that a cow had been killed by a falling stone, which had broken into 3 pieces upon impact. Valera is the first meteorite in history to have killed a living creature, and is documented by witnessed statements.



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