A year-old girl is killed by 4in HAIL STONE when a frightful storm in Spain leaves 30 people with injuries including broken bones
- Toddler was hit by the stone near the Catalan town of La Bisbal de l’Emporda
- She was taken to Girona’s Josep Trueta Hospital on Tuesday but died hours later
- A woman remained in the same hospital for her injuries on Wednesday
- Most of the other 28 people who needed medical treatment were said to have suffered head injuries or lacerations from the ice and broken bones
A one-year-old girl has died after being hit by a giant four-inch hailstone during a frightful storm in Spain.
The toddler was one of 30 people injured after being directly hit by hailstones in and around the Catalan town of La Bisbal de l’Emporda.
She was taken to Girona’s Josep Trueta Hospital on Tuesday afternoon but died hours later.
A woman remained at the same hospital on Wednesday for injuries she sustained in the devastating hailstorm.
Most of the other 28 people who required medical treatment are said to have suffered head injuries or lacerations from the ice that required stitches, as well as broken bones.
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A one-year-old girl has died after being hit by a giant four-inch hailstone during a frightful storm in Spain. The toddler was one of 30 people injured by the hailstones (pictured)
Many cars were also damaged by the tennis ball-sized rocks.
Catalonia weather chiefs said hailstones that had fallen in the area near the tourist town of Girona, near the Spain-France border, were the largest in twenty years.
The nationality of the deceased infant and where exactly she was when she was struck by the hailstones that killed her is not yet known.
Left: A person holds up two large hailstones that fell in the Spanish region and shattered a car window. Right: A large splash caused by a giant hailstone is seen in a swimming pool
Many cars were damaged by the tennis ball-sized rocks. Pictured: Damage to windscreens from the huge hailstones in Spain
The deadliest known hailstorm in history was that which struck the Indian city of Moradabad in 1888.
Nearly 250 people were killed after being hit by orange-sized hail.
The record for the largest hailstone was broken in Vivian, South Dakota in 2010.
It weighed about 878 grams and was nearly eight inches in diameter.
The toddler was one of 30 people injured after being directly hit by hailstones in and around the Catalan town of La Bisbal de l’Emporda (pictured).
A woman remained at the same Josep Trueta Hospital on Wednesday (pictured) for injuries she sustained in the devastating hailstorm.
Tourists traveling to Spain were warned earlier this month they could be hit by rare Mediterranean hurricanes.
Experts said the risk of tropical-like cyclones called Medicanes has risen with this year’s record heatwaves hitting Britain’s favorite holiday destination and rising sea temperatures being blamed on global warming.
Oceanographer and weather expert Yurima Celdran said: “Higher Mediterranean temperatures offer medical professionals a greater source of energy and amplify their destructive power.
“Sea temperatures are expected to be higher than normal this autumn and given the necessary atmospheric conditions, it would not be unreasonable to think that the Mediterranean could host a medic this year.”
Torrential rain, terrible thunderstorms and flash floods in September 2019 that hit the provinces of Alicante and Murcia claimed the lives of seven people.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11163705/One-year-old-girl-killed-4in-HAIL-STONE-horror-storm-Spain.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A one year old girl is killed by 4in HAIL STONE in a terrible storm in Spain