NEWS
01/07/2019 08:31 BST | Updated 01/07/2019 09:28 BST

Mexico Hail: Ice 5ft Thick Blankets Guadalajara Following Storm

Trucks were left half-buried and hundreds of homes were damaged following the hail storm on Sunday.

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A severe hail storm has left parts of the Mexican City of Guadalajara blanketed in thick ice.

Images show large trucks half-buried in ice, which reached almost 5ft (1.5m) in some areas.

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No one is though to have been injured, but local officials have reported flooding and fallen trees. Hundreds of homes were left damaged and vehicles were swept away.

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The conditions are a sharp contrast to the 30C that the city – home to 5 million people – had been experiencing.

Civil protection machinery was used to clear the streets.

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State governor Enrique Alfaro described the event as incredible, AFP reported.

He added: “Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena.”

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