Fierce hail and wind storms swept through Guangdong province on Sunday, hammering buildings, people, and crops with up to 50mm of rain (about 2 inches), winds reaching over 150kph (93mph), and hail as big as 8mm. 17 people were killed, mostly when walls and sheds collapsed from the winds. Trees were uprooted, houses knocked down, and newsstands said to drift 20 meters. Over 1000 hectares of crops were affected, and estimates put the total cost of damages at around 5.5 million RMB. Pictures above are mostly of Foshan, but Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Dongguan, and many others were also affected.
(Photos via Netease.)