Vicious hailstorm damages cars, buildings – 250,000 people in the dark – hurricane-force winds in northeastern Mexico

Some very large hail stones dropped from the sky onto cars and homes, destroying windshields and perforating roofs…

The lightning storms were accompanied by strong winds of up to 150kmh (93mph), which toppled 141 electicity poles, plundging more than 200,000 people in the dark. Meanwhile, only 20% have recovered power. In addition, the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas has no water drinking water service, bad internet and mobile connection.

Giant hail of more than 10 centimeters in diameter hit municipalities of the Cinco Manantiales region, damaging cars and homes. Several injured people were brought to the hospital.