In such a rare weather phenomenon which brought rain and hail storms to dry area in Iraq caused a river of frozen water to stream through the desert.
What the reality is?
The video footage that went viral on the internet shows that a river of sand running through the desert. It has been named as the ‘sand river’. It is caused by the Heavy rains which triggered in past week. The sand river is a flow of hailstones which are nothing but frozen rain which pours down in the form of small pebbles of snow. Parents are instructing their kids not to go outside else they will be swept away in the Sand River.
Hail storms are common in hilly areas however a phenomenon like a flowing sand river of hail is rare.