Five including two teenagers die as storms ravage Poland

Five including two teenagers died, and 28 were injured while power was cut to around half a million homes and businesses as violent winds downed trees and ripped off roofs in Poland.

Published: 12th August 2017 04:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

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.

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By AFP

WARSAW (POLAND): Five people including two Girl Guides at a campground died in freak accidents early today when violent storms hit Poland amid a heatwave, the fire brigade and police said.

The two girls, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent and around 20 other children were injured when a freak storm hit the 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.

Authorities in the same region also confirmed the death of a fifth victim, a 48-year-old man, crushed by a tree.
 

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.
 

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  • Michał Moś

    This is really great drama. All scout world in Poland was really crying after this drama. There is a not often event when so young girls die on the hands of their friend during a holiday camp.
    1 month ago reply
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