Bright lights, explosion near Patensie could be meteorite

The Kouga municipality is investigating rumours that a meteorite struck near Patensie on Sunday night.

Many residents described seeing flashes across the sky, as well as a loud explosion.

“We have heard the same rumour and our emergency services are going out this morning to go and check it out,” municipal spokesperson Laura-Leigh Randall told News24 on Monday morning.

“The fire department did not get any calls on it.”

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A News24 user said on Sunday night: “Massive explosion… a series of ‘several lightning flashes’ were observed in Paradise Beach [Jeffreys Bay] in a westerly direction at 21:00 on 8th Nov followed by about approximately 3 minutes later the sound of a massive explosion as though a bomb had gone off.”

Source: News 24