“Egg-Sized” Hail Kills 9 in China

china-giant-hail-1_0.jpg
china-giant-hail-2_0.jpg

Hailstones “the size of chicken eggs” have fallen on southern China, killing 9 people and injuring a further 272 in unusually deadly weather even for China.

According to reports, southern coastal and inland regions experienced a convergence of cold winds from the north and warm winds from the south-west, resulting in gale force winds and intense rain storms.

A hail storm featuring unusually large hailstones and lasting some 10 to 20 minutes also ensued, smashing roofs and windows, and killing at least 9 people, with 272 reporting injuries of one kind or another.

Strong winds also took their toll, causing power outages and blowing over houses, killing a further 3.

Whilst gigantic hail is far from unheard of and has long been a staple for journals of Forteana, injuries – let alone deaths – are unusual and this probably marks the most severe such hail ever recorded.


    Post Comment »
    122 Comments
    Sort by: Date | Score
    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    China dumps their toxins into the sky,
    The sky strikes back, with a vengeance.
    All hail Britannia !

    Avatar of Yamato
    Comment by Yamato
    10:56 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I've scrolled almost halfway through the comments, and to my surprise, you're the first person I see finally bringing this up. Seriously, does nobody suspect that this massive hail was in some way a side effect of their air pollution?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was karma for making fake eggs a while back, and the beings above are showing them how to make real fake eggs. Deadlier than the original too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry dude, air pollution doesn't cause this kind of precipitation. Or if it did, it was only one of a ton of factors that made it possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:00 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually, it does. The kind of pollution they are putting in the air gives moisture more to cling to and clump together. It also increases gas friction in the air, which as opposed to most solid friction, actually cools things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 28/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you're saying, CHINA, of all the countries in the world, is on the industrial revolution? Well fuck, it's too late for that now, isn't it? Not with them who shamelessly dump everything to nature.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess america also had egg shaped hail back in the industrial revolution eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    ive heard of raining cats and dogs but eggs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    In Russia, it's raining meteorites, guy. Nothing unusual here.

    Avatar of Rokudaime
    Comment by Rokudaime
    08:49 22/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Don't know why somebody downvoted this guy, he simply speaks the truth. :-/ To whoever downvoted him, didn't they cover the recent meteorite strike in Russia on the TV channels in your country? The damn thing landed smack in the middle of populated areas, and caused quite a bit of damage...

    Avatar of Riiku
    Comment by Riiku
    04:11 23/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It so happens I'm from the city 100km away from the city that meteor fell on. Even from here I've seen meteor trail, a flash and a loud bang. Shit's scary man, I really thought it was nuclear missile from China or USA at first glance and got ready to die. Phew. Even now there's rumors it was really a missile, covered up as a meteor by media, but I know it's a bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 23/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the U.S. admitted humanity is powerless against meteorites since all military radars are focused on surface-born threats (planes, missiles), while Russians already drafted plans involving recalibration of modern SAMs to install countermeasures against future meteorite threats of similar kind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol really ?

    Avatar of Powerpuff Loli
    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    05:17 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Maybe somebody was cooking an...
    /puts on glasses
    egg drop soup.

    /gets punched in the face for telling bad joke and sunglasses break.

    I'll show myself the exit now.

    Avatar of EcchiSketch
    Comment by EcchiSketch
    10:17 23/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I applaud thee good sir. O.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 26/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feels like youtube.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fucking brilliant. This guy deserves a medal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tamako Market

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No big deal. There are even raining man..

    Avatar of Keeper
    Comment by Keeper
    04:25 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Once must wonder: Did they consider going indoors?
    And then one must wonder: If they did go indoors, would that even do any good in China?

    Avatar of Faithofthefallen
    Comment by Faithofthefallen
    04:44 22/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "...and blowing over houses, killing a further 3."

    Three people tried going indoors to hide from the hail. That didn't seem to do much good though.

    Avatar of Justin iZ Here
    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    06:46 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm happy I was not the only one who thought this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, they were smashed by the houses..hiding behind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 22/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Don't know why you were upvoted, but anyway.

    Did you ever think a lot of people might not have expected stones the size of chicken eggs to fall out of the sky before it was too late to "consider going indoors" and someone already had a hole in their skull?

    Especially if someone's out in a field or something like that. I'm not sure a mother whose child had its head perforated by a surprise ice stone rain would agree that it is so fucking easy for everyone to simply "consider going indoors".

    And what about traffic? Something like that raining down on a crowded highway, breaking everyone's windshields, do you seriously think all the cars going at xx mph are just going to be able to neatly come to a stop without any accidents?

    You're a fucking idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Er did you forget where you are? China bashing is like an instant ticket to upvotes here in Sankaku.

    Avatar of Pyrolight
    Comment by Pyrolight
    10:24 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China + explodes comment. It's the front page.

    Comment by Anonymous

    A hail storm featuring unusually large hailstones and lasting some 10 to 20 minutes also ensued, smashing roofs and windows, and killing at least 9 people, with 272 reporting injuries of one kind or another.

    A hail storm featuring unusually large hailstones and lasting some 10 to 20 minutes also ensued

    and lasting some 10 to 20 minutes

    10 to 20 minutes

    You're a fucking idiot.

    Avatar of Didier
    Comment by Didier
    09:58 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It can take less that one minute to get your heard cracked open by one of those stones.

    You're a fucking idiot.

    Avatar of Pyrolight
    Comment by Pyrolight
    10:23 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    /facepalm

    I agree with Didier, you are a fucking moron anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Maybe the ones who died went indoors, only to blow up with the building.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Considering the building standards there, I suspect people may have been running outside for safety. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Judging by how much you guys bitch about Chinese building quality, you'd think one of you would start a civil engineering company over there promising non-collapsing high ways and non-toppling apartments, so that you can reap the benefits of capitalism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What makes you think the contractors you hire or the concrete and other materials you buy are going to be what you think they are?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    by benefits of capitalism, do you mena going flat broke. Because that's what will happen in China. Are there even legitimate businesses from China in China?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah and get beaten up and thrown into a ditch to bleed to death by some thugs hired by the local property mafia

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    One must wonder: How did Keeper manage to survive being this stupid.

    Avatar of Miroku74
    Comment by Miroku74
    10:23 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Life in China seems to be all a crapshoot these days. Go outside and die from falling hail, go inside and die from a house falling on you, sit on the toilet to take a good healthy ad have the toilet explode under you.

    It almost makes you feel sorry for them, doesn't it?

    Comment by Anonymous

    All were driving at high speeds. These are innocent ppl and somebody's loved ones. Go kill yourself.

    Avatar of Tessa
    Comment by Tessa
    09:32 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    9 kills...

    that must be the strongest hail

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really want to like this comment for the reference...but then I feel bad for the 9 people that died.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm surprised they didn't try to cook them like they did with that "mythical mushroom" awhile ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who says they didn't?

    Comment by Dark Mage
    06:28 22/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I just keep having images of Cirno attacking some town in China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 23/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is the home of Hong Meiling. Cirno must be takin revenge for... Something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Definitely Cirno's fault...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:49 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Arcticuno was here...

    Avatar of Miroku74
    Comment by Miroku74
    10:20 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When Chicken Little ran around screaming "THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!", he wasn't fucking kidding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If on top of the toxins and explosions even the weather were to turn against China, population won't be a problem anymore...

    Avatar of Didier
    Comment by Didier
    10:00 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is that China's polution is also afecting another countries...

    Avatar of Ryuhouji
    Comment by Ryuhouji
    14:53 22/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What i wonder is.....

    DID THE HAIL EXPLODE ON CONTACT?





    Post Comment »

Popular

Recent News

Recent Galleries

Recent Comments