Germany: Severe bad weather from Hurricane Ignatius – Five injured

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THE Hurricane “Ignatius” hits from Thursday morning Germany, causing widespread disaster in much of the country.

At least five people have been injured either while riding in cars that were hit by uprooted trees or in other road accidents caused by the severe bad weather, APE reports.

In the Brandenburg, the train driver was seriously injured when, while trying to remove a tree from the lines, he was hit by another tree.

In Saxony – Anhalt A 62-year-old cyclist was also injured by a tree fall and had to be transported to hospital by helicopter.

The Fire Department, after all, has received more than 800 calls for help in the last 24 hours, while more than 50,000 households they stayed without electricity.

In the Berlin strong winds are blowing and will remain until tomorrow closed parks and zoos.

In addition, problems and delays are observed throughout the day in their operation railway, mainly in Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia, while in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt the train traffic has been suspended until recently.

The speed of the winds in areas of the Black Forest has reached even today 166 km/time.

The Federal Meteorological Service signaled a while ago alarm end for the eastern regions of the country, where the bad weather seems to be receding, but recommends to the citizens to stay in their homes.

It is worth mentioning that Strong bad weather hit the previous hours and neighboring France, where similar problems occurred (power outages, problems with railways, etc.) in part of the country.

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