5 dead af­ter storm in Cen­tral Europe

The Daily Courier - - WORLD -

BER­LIN — High winds knocked down trees and caused wide­spread travel chaos across much of Cen­tral Europe on Sun­day, leav­ing five peo­ple dead and sev­eral in­jured.

Storm Her­wart, whose gusts reached 180 km/h, also caused elec­tric­ity black­outs in hun­dreds of thou­sands of homes in the Czech Repub­lic, Aus­tria and other coun­tries.

Two peo­ple died in Poland and two oth­ers were killed in the Czech Repub­lic. A 63-year-old camper was swept away in a flash flood and drowned at Jade­busen on Ger­many’s North Sea coast.

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