Car Windows Smashed as Deadly Hail Hits Spain

A small child died from her injuries after heavy hail hit the Catalan region of Spain on Tuesday, August 30, injuring at least 50 people and smashing car windows, according to local media.

Local media reported that a 20-month-old girl died after being injured by hail in La Bisbal d’Emporda. At least 50 people were also injured in the storm, the report added.

The Meteorological Service of Catalonia said that hailstones of up to 10 cm in diameter fell in the town.

Footage recorded by Pere Maruny on Tuesday shows hailstones ricocheting off roofs and gutters and smashing on the ground in La Bisbal d’Emporda.

Parked cars can also be seen with windows dented and smashed. Maruny wrote that the last car seen in the footage, a black vehicle with the back window smashed and the front windscreen dented, belonged to him. Credit: Pere Mauny via Storyful

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