Snowball kills 1 in Sahiwal


May 31, 2010

SAHIWAL: A baffling anomaly has occurred in a village of Sahiwal where a snowball has claimed a life amidst high temperature.

Amid temperatures of up to 43 degrees celsius, a heavy snowball fell from the sky, killing a 60 year old woman.

Khursheed Bibi was sleeping under the open sky in her yard when the snowball appeared in the sky and circled in the air before falling on her head. Other members of her family, who were sleeping beside her, are completely safe.

Villagers say the snowball which fell in Khursheed's yard, woke up the whole village with a sound as powerful as an explosion.

Rescue incharge Abdul Malik reached the spot with his team and also had the snowball weighed.

COMMENTS (2)

Jesus Martinez-Frias | 10 years ago | Reply Dear Sir, I have read the news and in my opinion it could be a megacryometeor. If confirmed, this could be the first case in which a person is killed by a megacryometeor. Our research group started the study of these extreme atmospheric events in January 2000, and we have published several scientific papers about the hydrochemical and isotopic features of the ice (which are clearly tropospheric). You can find further information here: http://tierra.rediris.es/megacryometeors Kind regards, Jesus Martinez-Frias
Aditya Sanyal | 11 years ago | Reply Circled in the air??? Maybe it was ice being ejected from some long haul aircraft. Pretty unlucky. RIP
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