Four dead as storms ravage Poland
 
, Posted on 12-Aug-2017


Four dead as storms ravage Poland

Warsaw : Four people including two teenagers at a campground died in freak accidents early Saturday when violent storms hit Poland amid a heatwave, the fire brigade said.

The two children, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in tents and around 20 other children were injured when a freak storm hit a campground for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides with 140 youngsters in the northern village of Suszek.

A woman died when a tree hit her house in the northern village of Konarzyny while a man sleeping in a tent in a nearby village also perished after being hit by tree brought down by high winds.

A total of 28 people were reported injured while power was cut to around half a million homes and businesses as violent winds downed trees and ripped off roofs in northern and southern regions. 

An unusual heatwave saw peak temperatures soar to the high-thirties Celsius (around 100 Farenheit) across Poland in recent days, but milder weather is expected this weekend when the mercury is forecast to dip to the mid-twenties in most regions. 

AFP


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