BrahMos WORLD INDIA MADHYA PRADESH BHOPAL WTN SPECIAL GOSSIP CORNER RELIGION SPORTS BUSINESS FUN FACTS ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE TRAVEL ART & LITERATURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HEALTH EDUCATION DIASPORA OPINION & INTERVIEW RECIPES DRINKS BIG MEMSAAB 2017 BUDGET 2017 FUNNY VIDEOS VIRAL ON WEB PICTURE STORIES Mahakal Ke Darshan
WTN HINDI ABOUT US PRIVACY POLICY SITEMAP CONTACT US
N
W
T
logo
Breaking News

Tornadoes, huge hailstones wreak havoc in Australia

Friday - October 12, 2018 12:30 pm , Category : WORLD
Canberra Oct 12 (IANS) Tornadoes and a thunderstorm "supercell" swept across Australia s Queensland state with reports of four people injured by tennis ball-sized hailstones the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday.
 
The dangerous weather system hit the state s south-east on Thursday reports the BBC.
 
One tornado struck Tansey a town 250 km north of Brisbane snapping trees and ripping roofs from houses.
 
The nation s strongest tornadoes form during supercells - a type of storm that is also frequently accompanied by damaging hail.
 
On Thursday large hailstones and winds gusting up to 98 kmph caused extensive damage to buildings and crops. Social media users also reported injuries to themselves and also animals.
 
A woman posted images online of bruises and scrapes across her body.
 
Another man described the storm as "pretty intense" telling the BBC he had seen "flash flooding countless trees down and damage to vehicles from the hail".
 
Almost 10 000 properties remained without power on Friday.

RELATED NEWS