Beach-goers run for cover during freak hail storm in Russia

rumblestaffPublished: July 22, 201427,540,582 views
Published: July 22, 2014

Beach-goers in Novosibirsk, Russia were forced to run for cover after a freak hailstorm hit the Siberian region following a reported 35-degree Fahrenheit drop in temperature on July 12th, 2014.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, one of the sunbathers captured the dramatic transition from the 41 degree summer heat to a raging hail storm - all in a matter of minutes.

People can be hear screaming and running for cover underneath the beach umbrellas, while others chose to wait the storm out in the water. One brave individual even tried to shelter themselves with a beach towel.

Hail the size of golf balls and bigger can be seen bouncing on the sand, with the heavy winds tearing leaves and branches from the nearby trees, causing a cataclysmic sight around.

The storm caused severe panic with the people on the beach; two minutes in the footage, a girl can be heard saying: “If we’re going to die, I love you”.

Local media have reported that the storm caused the death of two three-year-old twins, when a tree collapsed on the tent there were in and another four-year-old child who was sharing the tent is also in intensive care.

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