Rare tropical hailstorm batters homes in Malaysia

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Residents were shocked when a hailstorm battered homes in Cheras, Malaysia on March 3.

Marble-sized hailstones rained down from the sky before locals picked them up from the ground to hold the ice – an unusual weather phenomenon in the tropical southeast Asian country.

Rafidah Mehat said: ‘I heard strange noises and thought were just kids playing with stones, because it hadn’t rained for many days.

‘This is the first time I’ve witnessed such a phenomenon.’