Witnesses say they saw a fire of fire followed by a smoke tail in the sky in the middle of the day. Then a shed of black stones fell over the tourist town of Viñales. Also in the capital Havana, smoke bands were seen, and people heard explosions.
– We came from the center, and then we saw more than a fireball in the sky. I’m sure it was a meteorite, a big one, says Spanish tourist Jesus Nicolas in Havana.
While the rumors went on social media, state media denied that it had been a plane crash and said it was “a natural, physical phenomenon”. Later in the day, the country’s science confirmed. and the Ministry of the Environment that it was a meteorite strike.
Pictures of small black stones have been published, which will be meteorite fragments that fell into Viñales.