A 20-month-old girl died after being hit by a massive hailstone during a violent storm in the northeastern Spanish town of La Bisbal d’Empordà, officials said on Wednesday.
The city’s mayor, Carme Vall, told Spanish national television that the baby was with her parents when she was hit by the ice ball on Tuesday local time.
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She died in hospital early Wednesday.
More than 20 people were treated for injuries after the storm.
The mayor said many cars and buildings were damaged by the hail.
She said some hailstones were up to 11cm in diameter.
Video footage in Spanish media showed the hailstones bouncing off cars on the road like golf balls.
More storms were expected in the region on Wednesday.
Severe storms were forecast for eastern Spain both on land and in the Mediterranean after severe heat waves in the summer.
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