Streets and buildings were badly flooded and some 20 people were injured by hailstones “the size of oranges” in the port city of Pescara, Abruzzo, as Italy’s Adriatic coast was hit by freak storms on Wednesday.

The giant hailstones smashed through windows and car windscreens and damaged roofs in Pescara, as well as leaving people with bruising and head injuries.
At least 20 people were taken to hospital in the city for treatment, with many reportedly requiring stitches. A video taken from inside a boat moored at Pescara’s port showed the huge hailstones splashing into the sea.
Streets and buildings on Pescara, later flooded as intense rain followed the hail. Sseveral people narrowly escaping cars swept away by floodwaters

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