Sunday, May 22

Weather report. Violent winds, heavy rain, snow… Storm Malik kills several people in northern Europe

The Malik storm which hit northern Europe this weekend, with large gusts of wind and heavy rain, caused at least two deaths and extensive material damage

In Denmark and Sweden

A 78-year-old woman died in central Denmark after being hit by strong winds while opening a door from inside, Danish police said. “The woman was blown outside and then fell and suffered injuries to which she succumbed,” police said.

Streets were flooded and thousands of homes without electricity during the passage of the storm in Denmark but also in Sweden.

The 7.8 km long Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark to Sweden, was closed to traffic between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Swedish transport authorities have advised against non-essential travel over the weekend due to uprooted trees and windblown materials.

In southern and central Sweden, tens of thousands of residents were without power as the storm passed, according to utilities E.ON, Ellevio and Vattenfall.

In Germany

The storm also swept through northern and eastern Germany overnight from Saturday to Sunday, and high winds killed one person hit by a sign while two others were injured.

Meteorological services warned on Sunday that strong winds were still expected in these regions as well as in southern Germany.

Poland

A person has died after a tree fell on a car.

In Belgium

The storm will hit Belgium on Monday: strong gusts of wind and heavy rainfall are expected.

Reference-www.leprogres.fr

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