Two people have died in Melbourne, Australia, from a rare phenomenon known as “thunderstorm asthma”, after a storm hit the city late on Monday local time.
Paramedics and hospitals were stretched to their limits as thousands phoned to report breathing problems.
The trigger was an extreme level of rye grass pollen in the air, whipped up by strong winds.
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