vrijdag 1 februari 2013
Nine people killed as freak hailstorm rains massive boulders down on Indian villages
February 1, 2013 – INDIA - Hailstones the size of boulders have rained down on villages in southern India. At least nine people were killed when the violent weather hit several villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The hailstorm which lasted for almost 20 minutes, destroyed crops, houses and live stock, causing devastating financial implications for residents. It was once-in-lifetime experience for people living in seven villages in Chevella, Moinabad and Shankarpally.
The hailstones started falling from the sky on Tuesday night and covered the entire villages under the snow-like blanket. Some women were seen attempting to sweep up the massive boulders using flimsy brushes more suited to lighter debris. Dr K. Sitarama, director, Meteorological Centre Hyderabad, said: ‘The hailstorm was caused by an intense thunderstorm. ‘Such occurances are highly localized and restricted to a small area.’ The storm in the south was extremely rare as the deadliest hailstorms, and perhaps the largest hailstones, in the world occur on the Deccan Plateau of northern India and in Bangladesh.
Source: Daily Mail
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Our Comment: We at our pro-Israel News Defense Blog, do this from a Biblical perspective. We also intend to look and watch for prophecy from the Bible coming to pass. Not only in regard to Israel but through all of Scripture. We earlier quotes the verse[s] which mentioned that God will cast giant hailstones (as large as weighing 35 kilo's or more) on the people on the earth, as a judgement on those who live ungodly in the 'last' days. We formely saw hailstones as big as tennisballs, but never the size seen here in India. So if you still think and don't believe these passages from the Bible are true and only some fairytales, and that God can't or won't give these judgement to the people, let this news item and picture convince you!
"And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field." (Exodus 9:25)
"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail? Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?" (Job 38:22,23)
"And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent (25 to 33 kg): and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great." (Revelation 16:21)
Update June 2015!
Apocalyptic Hail In Tennessee
Update Nov 2015:
Moment Saudi Arabia is hit with ice storm and hail
Judgement on America (Giant Hail in Nebraska)