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China: Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Kill Three People, Injures Dozens


Sky News – “Hailstones the size of golf balls have reportedly killed three people and injured 25 others in China.

The giant pieces of ice pelted several rural areas in east China’s Jiangxi province overnight and on Wednesday morning, resulting in the deaths of three people, the Xinhua news agency said.

The hailstones were said to be as large as 3.5cm in diameter and weighed 18g on average.

The storms forced the evacuation of more than 700 people, destroyed about 2,700 hectares of crops and damaged more than 900 houses, a spokesman with the Jiangxi provincial department of civil affairs said.

Around 170,000 Jiangxi residents have been affected by the freak weather, the spokesman added.

In southwestern Guizhou province, hailstorms hit 47 villages in Taijiang county overnight, leaving 25 residents injured, including two who were severely hurt, a regional government spokesman said.” Read more.

 

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