Hoshiarpur (Punjab): A ball of fire came hurtling from the night skies and fell in a field adjacent to a petrol pump on the Hoshiarpur-Tanda road here, convincing owner Palwinder Singh that it's a meteorite.

A month ago, a similar object had fallen in Hotipur village in Sangrur district, prompting a Geological Survey of India team to visit the site and examine it.

The unidentified flying object fell in the field in Lachowal area of the district at 8.45 p.m. on Friday, when the petrol pump staff were emptying a diesel tanker, setting nearby bushes ablaze. They rushed there and extinguished it, Mr. Singh told reporters on Tuesday. - PTI