Four dead as hurricane-force winds hit Poland

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Four people were killed and 18 injured in a storm that hit Poland on Thursday night, officials said, damaging properties and felling trees in the country’s western and central regions.

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Private broadcaster TVN24 reported that the fire services reported more than 10,000 incidents and 930 buildings were damaged, with the western area of ​​Lubskie and the central ódki region suffering the most.

“The storm was terrible, it broke the sheet metal and carried it from one part of the roof to the other side of the house,” Krzysztof Kolzynski, whose home was damaged in the storm in the village of Maszkowice in central Poland, told TVN24.


“It’s good that there were chimneys, otherwise it would have torn down the whole roof.”

In the southwestern city of Wroclaw, police said two people died after a tree fell on their car.

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“Wroclaw police had received information about a tree falling on a moving vehicle,” said police officer Pavel Noga. “Unfortunately, it was confirmed on the spot that two people in the car died in the incident.”

The Polish Meteorological Office issued fresh storm warnings for Friday evening, with the north of the country expected to encounter the strongest winds.



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