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As Rick reported in yesterday’s news, what was thought to be a meteorite crashed to Earth in Peru over the weekend (video report). What has made the incident jump into the headlines though is that people who have gone near the crash site have become ill, including seven police officers who gathered samples. Officials are ruling out radiation poisoning, suggesting instead that the impact has created some noxious chemical odour. Though most reports are giving the number of sick people between 12 and 200, the BBC now has a front page item claiming 600 have fallen ill. This has all the makings of a bad sci-fi film…