Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hailstorm in Mexico kills 7, injures 4

A hailstorm in Tepeji, Mexico, left seven people dead, four injured and 300 homes damaged, officials said.

The storm struck the downtown area for about an hour on Sunday, officials said. The hailstorm softened a hill, causing an avalanche that fell onto a taxi carrying five people and a van with two occupants.

The travelers were killed, El Universal reported.

Mayor Fernando Miranda said that homes and schools suffered structural damage and that floodwater in many areas was six-feet deep.