February 10, 2013. A rare phenomenon in the Chilean desert Atacama. In the driest place on the planet hail. Torrential rains have been going there for several days. Washed away roads. Destroyed dozens of homes.
Local residents and the many tourists were left without running water or electricity. For people arrange temporary shelter.
Forecasters predict a new storm. Though Atacama considered to be the driest desert of the Earth. Usually rain there is a once in ten years.