Vaduz, Liechtenstein – In a shocking and unforeseen event, a meteor has struck the small Alpine country of Liechtenstein, causing widespread panic and confusion among its residents. The meteor, which experts believe was roughly the size of a compact car, made impact near the town of Schellenberg at approximately 6:47 PM local time.
Eyewitnesses report a bright flash of light followed by a deafening boom as the meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere and impacted the ground. Local resident Franziska Müller described the scene: “I was on my way home when I saw the sky light up, and then there was this loud explosion. At first, I thought it was a plane crash, but when I saw the massive crater, I realized it had to be something else.”
The impact has left a crater approximately 30 meters in diameter and 10 meters deep, destroying nearby infrastructure and causing minor injuries to a few residents. Emergency services were quickly dispatched to the scene, and Liechtenstein’s Prime Minister, Andreas König, has declared a state of emergency.
In a press conference, Prime Minister König assured the public that the government is doing everything in its power to assess the damage and provide assistance to those affected. “Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our citizens,” said König. “We will be working closely with international experts and our neighboring countries to ensure a swift and efficient response to this unprecedented event.”
Scientists from around the world have expressed shock and fascination at the meteor strike. Dr. Sofia Bianchi, a leading astrophysicist, explained that meteor impacts of this magnitude are incredibly rare. “It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime event,” she said. “We’re fortunate that the impact occurred in a relatively unpopulated area, as the consequences could have been far more severe.”
In the wake of the meteor strike, social media has erupted with speculation, conspiracy theories, and even claims of extraterrestrial involvement. The government of Liechtenstein has urged residents to remain calm and to trust official sources for accurate information.
As the small nation grapples with the aftermath of this extraordinary event, the global scientific community is eager to study the meteorite fragments and learn more about the origins of this cosmic visitor.