A woman hit in the spine was flown to moscow on a special plane on saturday morning, according to the civil defense ministry. Twelve adults and three children were treated in hospitals in the chelyabinsk region. 100,000 people were affected by building damage in the most devastating meteorite strike in living memory. In contrast, the asteroid 2012 DA14, which passed by the earth, did not even affect satellites.
In russia, some 24,000 workers continued their efforts to make the windowless buildings winter-proof in temperatures of around minus 20 degrees. In hospitals, for example, people helped themselves with warm foils to seal the windows provisionally. The total damage from the meteorite impact is about one billion rubles (25 million euros), and the trend is upward, yurevich said.