Tunguska eyewitness accounts, injuries, and casualties

  title={Tunguska eyewitness accounts, injuries, and casualties},
  author={Peter Jenniskens and Olga P. Popova and Dmitry Glazachev and Elena Podobnaya and Anna P. Kartashova},
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