Italy was battered by storms and severe Weather conditions, on Wednesday, with hail the size of oranges injuring 18 people in the region of Pescara.

Italian news agency ANSA quoted Pescara hospital emergency room officials as saying that hailstorm caused cuts requiring stitches and bruises, especially on the head.
The hail damaged cars and homes in the coastal town. Streets were later flooded in Pescara as a violent rainstorm followed the hailstorm. “The city is impassable,” Pescara’s mayor, Carlo Masci, said.