Code 1: Minute by Minute The Killer Storm 10 April 2022: Sunday on Seven


On November 21 2016 Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event which killed 10 Australians. The storm swept up pollen from agricultural areas spreading tiny particles through the air and into the lungs of unsuspecting residents. Within an hour, thousands of calls to emergency services started flooding in.

Emergency departments were overrun with more than 14,000 people presenting with the symptoms of ‘thunderstorm asthma’. This episode has multiple ambulance first responders involved in one of the busiest and most traumatic nights of their lives, along with hospital staff.

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About the Show

This show is broadcast on Channel Seven.

About the Seven Network

Channel Seven is an Australian free-to-air commercial network, and is one of the five main free-to-air television networks in Australia.

Some of the most popular shows and programs on Channel Seven are AFL, the Olympics, the Melbourne Cup, Sunrise, My Kitchen Rules, The Chase Australia, House Rules, Home and Away, Better Homes & Gardens and Seven News.

The five main Australian free-to-air commercial networks are:

  • Seven Network
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • SBS (Special Broadcasting Services)
  • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Seven Network has the following channels that are broadcast: Seven, 7HD, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7flix and the Racing Network.

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