The Italian city of Florence has been hit by a violent hail storm which destroyed terrace bars in a central square and injured five people when a primary school collapsed in an outlying village.
It also flooded the market of San Lorenzo in the historic centre
Other outlying areas were struck by a whirlwind.
Officials ordered the closure of many of the city’s museums including the famous Uffizi Gallery, to check for damage to any of the works of art.
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