Josua Hutagalung: Man becomes millionaire as meteorite worth GHc10m crashes through his roof

Josua Hutagalung: Man becomes millionaire as meteorite worth GHc10m crashes through his roof

- Heaven smiled on Josua Hutagalung whose house became a landing point for a meteorite that fell from space

- The rock, which is worth £1.4 million, crashed through the roof of Josua's house when the latter was working on a coffin next to his house

- The meteorite was bought by a collector in the United States, and the coffin maker says he will use part of the money to build a church in his community

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An Indonesian coffin maker identified as Josua Hutagalung had his fortune changed when a meteorite worth £1.4 million (N716,629,595.36) crashed through the roof of his house.

The 33-year-old man said he was working on a coffin next to his house when the space rock smashed through the veranda at the edge of his living room, Daily Mail reports.

The meteorite, weighing 2.1kg was still warm and partially broken when the man brought it out from where it landed.

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According to Josua, residents who heard the sound when the rock landed came to his house to have a look of it.

The rock was bought by a doctor and meteorite collector in the United States of America identified as Jay Piatek.

Indonesian man becomes an instant millionaire as meteorite worth £1.4m crashes through his roof

Josua Hutagalung's fortune changed when a meteorite crashed through the roof of his house. Photo credit: Josua Hutagalung
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Josua said he would use part of the money to build a church in his community.

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a Tanzanian miner, Saniniu Kuryan Lazier, sold a Tanzanite stone for $2million weeks after he went viral for mining two gems.

The stone is a blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite and has only been found in northern Tanzania.

The 52-year-old miner and father of over 30 children said that he would use the money from the sale to help his local people.

He said:

“With the money we are getting, we will give back to our community. I personally have set up two schools for children with the money I received from mining."
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