Friday, October 6, 2017

Storms kill 2 in Poland and raise regional death toll to 9

Warsaw Poland. A severe storm ravaged parts of western Poland at night, killing two people and increasing the number of dead in the region to nine.

Strong winds.

Pavel Fratchak, a representative of firefighters, said on Friday that tens of thousands of households were without electricity after the fallen trees broke the power lines.

The storm was killed by a 67-year-old man who tried to strengthen his house with a roof and a 58-year-old woman, crushed by a falling tree. According to officials, 39 people were injured.

Prime Minister Beata Shidlo visited the city of Zielona Gora, located in the region most affected by it, met with local officials and promised financial assistance for repairs.

Firefighters also worked on Friday to remove fallen trees and help protect hundreds of damaged roofs.

The storm also devastated the Park of the Habsburg Palace in the town of Zywiec.

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