People shared videos of the snowball-sized hailstones online and described the thunderous noise they made as they hit the ground.
The hail fell for about half an hour in the town of Carlos Paz, damaging a number of trees in the process. In San Antonio de Arredondo, several houses experienced damage caused by the unusual weather.
Director of Civil Defense for Córdoba Diego Concha told the media that some of the stones were the size of tennis balls, Resumen De La Region reports.
The National Meteorological Service sent out an alert for “strong storms” in the area but the weather has since passed. read more…
Hailstones the size of tennis balls caused chaos in what is believed to be Myanmar as they crashed into houses and trees, while frightened residents sought shelter from the bad weather in their homes.
At first, a few hailstones are seen hitting the ground here and there, but as the storm picks up, they get heavier as scared onlookers start to shout in the background.
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YANGON (AFP) – Violent storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across Myanmar have killed at least eight people in recent days, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, officials said on Sunday (April 24).
The freak storms struck across five states on Friday and Saturday after weeks of heatwave temperatures regularly topping 40deg C.
“From what we know now there are eight people killed and 7,500 houses destroyed during these days,” Phyu Lei Lei Tun, director of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, told AFP, adding that the toll may increase as more information becomes available.
Six of the victims died in Yay Tha Yauk village in the central region of Mandalay after flash flooding. Other regions that were struck included Sagaing and Magway as well as the states of Shan and Chin.
Pictures and TV footage showed huge hailstones crashing onto flooded streets and clattering off metal roofs as residents rushed for shelter. read more…