Hailstorm causes supermarket ceiling to collapse in Mexico City

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Terrifying moment supermarket ceiling collapses during hailstorm in Mexico City, injuring one person

  • A hailstorm left Mexico City in chaos on Sunday, knocking down trees, flooding streets and causing a supermarket ceiling to collapse
  • The storm affected 10 boroughs of the Mexican capital as a yellow alert was issued by the mayor
  • A shopper was inside the Soriana supermarket and recorded several rows of the collapsing zinc roof before running to safety
  • One person was struck by falling roof panel, suffering a broken collarbone

This is the shocking moment of a supermarket ceiling collapsing as Mexico City was hit by a massive hailstorm on Sunday.

The unexpected storm left streets in the center and west of the Mexican capital covered in ice.

Authorities declared a yellow alert for 10 Mexico City boroughs that recorded half a foot of rain.

Authorities said one person was injured – suffering a broken collarbone – as a result of the roof collapse.

A still from video taken by a buyer shows part of the zinc ceiling that collapsed following Sunday’s hailstorm that hit Mexico City on Sunday. At least one person was injured at the supermarket

Mexico City was paralyzed on Sunday after being hit by a hailstorm.  A yellow alert has been issued for 10 boroughs

Mexico City was paralyzed on Sunday after being hit by a hailstorm. A yellow alert has been issued for 10 boroughs

Residents of Mexico City were surprised on Sunday when the Mexican capital was hit by an unexpected hailstorm

Residents of Mexico City were surprised on Sunday when the Mexican capital was hit by an unexpected hailstorm

At least 200 residents were evacuated from their homes by rescuers.

A shopper was visiting the Soriana supermarket when a section of the roof slowly began to collapse.

The man pointed to an area of ​​the cell where water was seeping in, but ran to safety with another person as the roof began to collapse.

In a separate video, an individual is told by a colleague that two people have been trapped under the rubble of the 114ft by 65ft panel that broke.

A street in Mexico City is covered in layers of ice after Sunday's hailstorm

A street in Mexico City is covered in layers of ice after Sunday’s hailstorm

Still image of the supermarket in Mexico City where the zinc roof collapsed in a hailstorm on Sunday.  Authorities said one person was injured as a result of the crash, suffering a broken collarbone

Still image of the supermarket in Mexico City where the zinc roof collapsed in a hailstorm on Sunday. Authorities said one person was injured as a result of the crash, suffering a broken collarbone

Mexico City residents tried to play down the storm, which also toppled the roof of an auto repair shop.

“Tsunami warning has not been activated,” one user joked on Twitter after sharing footage of ice-covered floodwaters dragging a bus down his street.

“It’s not snow, it’s not a river, it’s any street flooded by the #hail that just fell,” another person tweeted.

“I want a relationship like this,” someone else wrote on Twitter, sharing a video of a man and woman throwing ice cream balls at each other.

A girl plays with hailstones during a hailstorm in Mexico City, Mexico on Sunday

A girl plays with hailstones during a hailstorm in Mexico City, Mexico on Sunday

Residents walk through the ice in Mexico City on Sunday evening after the Mexican capital was hit by a hailstorm

Residents walk through the ice in Mexico City on Sunday evening after the Mexican capital was hit by a hailstorm

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