Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hail hurts 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail on Monday injured 14 people and killed at least two animals, authorities said. Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after the short but intense afternoon storm passed over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Another nine were treated at the scene, but additional details about the victims and their injuries have not been released. Jenny Koch, the zoo’s marketing director, says a vulture and a duck were killed by the hail. A second vulture was also injured by hail and was being cared for in a veterinary hospital. “It was hail the size I’ve never seen before,” she told The Post. “Basically chunks of ice … It’s frightening.”...MORE

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