Storms wreak havoc in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
Four people died and 28 were injured after storms hit Poland, damaging roofs and toppling trees.
Scene of accident in Zgierz, central Poland. One person died when a tree fell onto a moving car amid high winds. Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Michałowski
Several hundred thousand people were left without electricity at one point as strong winds late on Friday damaged power lines.
Firefighters were called out over 11,500 times. One person was killed after a moving car was hit by a falling tree. In another incident, a construction worker died after being crushed by a wall toppled by fierce winds.
Paweł Frątczak, a spokesman for the Polish fire brigade headquarters, said on Saturday: "Our efforts consisted mainly of the removal of thousands of fallen trees which blocked streets and pavements and which damaged parked cars.
"We also secured damaged roofs and advertising billboards. In total, more than 48,600 firefighters were called out across the country." (pk)