Investigation into strange ice fall


An investigation is underway to find out where a large block of ice which fell onto a house in Haute-Savoie came from.

The ice crashed through the roof of the chalet on Saturday. Although it caused significant damage, no one was hurt. 

The origin is proving to be a mystery. It’s thought unlikely it came from a plane – but it could be an unusual meteorological phenomenon, called a Megacryometeor. 

They’re formed in the upper atmosphere in clear skies. More than 50 have been reported since the year 2000. One weighing 50 kilos fell in Brazil and in the same year several rained on Madrid for several days. 

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