Visitors to a beach in Novosibirsk, Russia, were caught by surprise when a sudden storm swept in, dropping hail stones the size of golf balls.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, a sunbather captured the transition from 41 degree heat to a raging hail storm – all in a matter of minutes.
Some people can be seen screaming and running for the cover of beach umbrellas as the hail storm intensifies, while some chose to stay in the water and one brave person sheltered under their beach towel.
Two minutes in to the video, a girl can be heard saying: “If we’re going to die, I love you”.
Fortunately, it appears no one was injured despite the size of the hail stones and the lack of shelter. However local media have reported that the storm caused the deaths of two three-year-old twins when a tree collapsed on the tent there were in. Another four-year-old child who was sharing the tent is also in intensive care.