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    Australia continues to suffer from natural disasters; having witnessed deadly wildfires and sandstorms, now a giant hailstorm has hit the country.

    A powerful hailstorm has hit the eastern part of the Australian state of Queensland. The cities of Rockhampton, Yeppoon and other communities in the region were pummelled by the hail, which was as large as 8-10 cm in diameter. As a result, houses and cars were damaged.

    According to some residents, the hailstones were as big as chicken eggs or larger.

    Local residents shared photos and videos of the unusual phenomenon in social networks.

    ​Australia's Emergency Situations Service have reportedly received around 1,500 calls from the citizens since Sunday.

    ​In mid-October last year, large-scale wildfire on the east coast of Australia, which killed 26 people and destroyed more than 8.5 million hectares of forest.

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