Storm lashes northern Europe leaving at least 13 dead
A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least 13 people – six of them in Germany.
Two people died when their car was crushed by a falling tree in Gelsenkirchen, in western Germany. Two children in the car were injured.
In Brittany, western France, a woman was swept out to sea. And in the Dutch city of Amsterdam a tree felled by the wind crushed a woman by a canal.
Record gusts of 191 km/h (119mph) were measured over the North Sea.
Many trains were cancelled in and around London and in north-western Germany.
At least 50 flights were cancelled at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, and the German media reported severe delays at airports in Hamburg and Dusseldorf.
In Germany, a fisherman and a sailor were killed in separate accidents at sea.
Including the Gelsenkirchen incident, four people were killed in north-western Germany when trees fell onto cars, DPA reported.
Power cuts hit 42,000 homes in northern France, and at Belle-Ile in Brittany a woman was swept into the sea from a cliff.
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