Toddler Dies After Being Struck By Huge Hailstone In Spain
On Wednesday, authorities said that a 20-month-old toddler dies after being struck by huge hailstone in Spain that caused a lot of damage in Catalonia, which is in northeastern Spain.
When did this happen? This happened on August 31, 2022.
The unnamed toddler dies after being struck by huge hailstone in Spain on Tuesday night in the Girona region town of La Bisbal d'Empordà during a storm. She was brought to a hospital in the provincial capital but passed away early on Wednesday morning from her wounds.
The town's mayor, Carme Vall, told Spain's national radio, RTVE, on Wednesday morning, "We’ve had the awful case of the little girl who was hit by a stone." "There wasn’t much that could be done for her and she died today. It was a terrible accident."
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On Tuesday, hailstones the size of a fist and up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) in diameter fell on a region near the village of La Bisbal d'Emporda. According to broadcaster TV3, around 50 additional individuals were hurt, largely with broken bones and bruises.
A musician, Sicus Carbonell, recorded the storm's terrible aftermath in Castell d'Emporda, a neighboring hotel where his band was performing on a canvas-covered patio when everyone was forced to flee for safety.
"There was chaos, with little boys and girls running around alone, some parents were able to grab their children," he told Reuters.
"There was a little girl of around three or four who was not sheltering under the parasol. I ran out and grabbed her," he said. "Then a hailstone broke though the fabric ... and I told my group that either we get into the restaurant or one of those tennis balls would land on us and we wouldn't make it."
Authorities in Girona said that the young child who was struck in the head in La Bisbal d'Emporda passed away there.
According to meteorological service Meteocat, the hail in Catalonia was the largest ever recorded in 20 years. On Wednesday, several areas of the area were still on storm alert.
There were many people affected by this huge hailstorm and a toddler dies after being struck by huge hailstone in Spain.