Kozhikode: Bright fireballs were reported from various parts of the state on Friday night spreading panic.
The fire balls were reportedly seen at around 9.50 pm and in many places, mild tremors and thunder sounds accompanying the fire balls escalated apprehensions among the people.
The incidents were reported from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Thrissur districts.
Minister Adoor Prakash said there was no need to panic.
K.M Sunil, Education officer of the Regional Science Centre, Kozhikode, told Madhyamam daily that it could probably be a meteor blast midair during its descent to the earth.
Social media too was abuzz with reports about the sighting.
Recently, similar incidents were reported in the US, Russia and various parts of Europe. NASA had explained that these could be the debris of the disintegrated Chinese rocket that was carrying the Yaogan Weixing-26 satellite.