330,000 lose power in first Santiago de Chile snowfall for 20 years

Up to five centimetres came down in the city’s first snowfall for decades, causing havoc in the Chilean capital.

More than 330,000 people have reportedly been left without power in Santiago after a rare blanket of snow hit the Chilean capital.

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Snow in Santiago de Chile

Here a first video:

About 3-5cm of the white stuff came down on Saturday in what some reports say is the first snowfall there for 20 years.

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First time in 20 yers that snow covers street in Santiago de Chile.

A security guard at a medical facility died from an apparent heart attack while trying to clear snow, according to reports, while trees struck electricity lines.

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The anomalous snowfall cut power for at least 280000 people.

And two other people – a 15-year-old girl and her grandmother – were thought to have been injured after they suffered electric shocks from a damaged cable.

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Chile: 280,000 lose power in first Santiago snowfall for 20 years

The snow has also led to treacherous driving conditions. Meanwhile, children enjoyed snowball fights and built snowmen for the first time in their lives.

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A snow covered Santiagode hile is like a magical experience

The snow feels like a magical atmosphere in Santiago. No one expected it.

Another anomalous weather phenomenon. The last time it snowed in Santiago was in the 80s.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. In Chile, they have a HAARP base with many antennas.
    They are experimenting with HAARP and are killing each other. (This time … of cold.)
    Never before … It had snowed that way in Chile.
    Regards.

  2. wow, I see that the government is still spreading those PARTICULATES in the air causing snow in JULY in South America????!!!!! People are slowly being poisoned by their governments and either don’t know or don’t care!

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