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19 Oct 2018

News In Pictures: Hailstones Stun Abuja Residents

Hailstones fell on Friday evening in the Gudu District of the Federal Capital Tertiary.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some residents in the area were seen gathering the hailstones to have a closer view of what they looked like. ‎

Some excited residents of Gaduwa Estate, Gudu District, who came out to witness the falling of the hailstones, which they described as strange, told NAN that it was a blessing to witness the occurrence.

One of the residents, Miss Chidinma Okoro, said this was the first time she was seeing hailstones ‎ and was very excited.
“I have only heard and read about‎ it but this is my first time of experiencing it.

“We just started hearing something hitting the roof very hard and we all ran to the balcony just to see things like ice blocks falling down.

“I am really excited. ”

Another resident, Mrs Theresa John, said she was awakened by the sound of the hailstones on the roof and was excited to see them fall from the sky.

“I have  seen hailstones before but this is my first experience in Abuja‎. It was quite exciting.
“My children’s nanny ran out to gather some because she has never seen them before and she was dumbfounded. “‎

The Nanny, Rejoice Gawan, who also spoke with NAN expressed excitement, saying she has never seen anything like it before.

NAN reports that hail comprises of balls of irregular lumps of ice called hailstones. It usually falls in cold weather.

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