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Huge asteroid hurling towards Earth; could hit us in October 2017

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Astronomers have warned that a huge asteroid – approximately the size of “Statue of Liberty” is hurling towards Earth and could hit our planet in October 2017 leaving thousands of people injured or dead.

Dr Judit Gyorgyey-Ries claimed the asteroid will create a huge impact when it collides with the planet, the Daily Star reported.

Scientists estimated Asteroid 2012 TC4 is around 40-metres wide and could cause even more chaos than one which hospitalized more than 1,200 people when it exploded over Russia in February 2013.

However, Detlef Koschny, head of the near-earth object segment at the European Space Agency, said that there was a one in a million chance that it could hit Eath.