Disasters & Accidents

Dozens injured in Germany tornado

Frankfurt, Germany, May 21 (EFE).- A tornado in northwestern Germany has left at least 43 people injured, authorities said Saturday.

Police in the city of Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia said that 30 people required hospital treatment, including 10 who were in a serious condition. One woman’s life was in danger.

The high winds, which began on Friday, were expected to continue into Saturday, a police statement said, which urged residents in the areas affected to stay indoors “for their own safety.”

“The wind keeps picking up and there are still many unsecured danger spots,” police said.

Parks in the city were closed, while “roofs have been torn off” warehouses in industrial estates.

“Sheet metal, insulation and other materials have flown for kilometers,” while “countless roofs are covered or badly damaged,” Paderborn police said, adding that many uprooted trees had destroyed areas. EFE


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