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