Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured.

Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the state of Bavaria, including its capital Munich.

The storm brought winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph) and heavy rain, leaving numerous homes flooded.

Munich emergency services said they were called out on 550 operations in Munich alone.

"Chunks of ice were hitting us like gunshots," one driver told DW.

Severe hailstorms were also registered in the state of Saxony.

Featured image credit: Cyclone of Rhodes

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