Kozhikode: Bright fireballs were reported from various parts of the state on Friday night spreading panic.
The fire balls were reportedly seen at around 9.50 pm and in many places, mild tremors and thunder sounds accompanying the fire balls escalated apprehensions among the people.
The incidents were reported from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Thrissur districts.
Minister Adoor Prakash said there was no need to panic.
“I heard about the sonic boom sound and the rocket theory. However no strange activity has been reported in the radars. We have also received no clue for earthquakes,” said Ernakulam Collector M G Rajamanickam, who heads the Disaster Management Authority here.
Social media too was abuzz with reports about the sighting.
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Recently, similar incidents were reported in the US, Russia and various parts of Europe. NASA had explained that these could be the debris of the disintegrated Chinese rocket that was carrying the Yaogan Weixing-26 satellite.