Emergency services declare 'major disaster' after mass 'thunderstorm asthma' event

By Aisha Dow
Updated November 22 2016 - 12:13am, first published November 21 2016 - 5:24pm
Storm clouds gather over Melbourne on Monday. Photo: Twitter/@John__Donegan
Commuters get off a tram in wild weather in Melbourne on Monday afternoon. Photo: Darrian Traynor
Ambulance Victoria was flooded with calls after a storm hit Melbourne shortly before 6pm.

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Hospitals across Victoria have been left reeling after an unprecedented number of people suddenly fell acutely sick on Monday evening, in what is believed to be a mass incident of "thunderstorm asthma".

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