BERLIN: A strong storm hit Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, killing at least six people and creating major travel delays as it moved throughout the continent to the east and crossed Germany.
In Germany one individual disappeared on the south lake of Fegen capsized after the boat he and another person were traveling in. The man had been washed ashore while the other person is yet to be found.
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The storm passed on after hitting Britain and Ireland on Sunday leaving a trail of destruction that included power cuts across Europe for tens of thousands of homes.
A mother and her 15-year-old daughter died in Poland after the hurricane blew off the roof of a building for ski rental equipment in the Bukowina Tatrzanska mountain resort and sent it hurtling on people sitting by a ski lift, police said.
Two people have died after their cars were hit by falling branches, one in the north of Slovenia and another in southern England. In Germany, a driver died in the southern state of Hesse after slamming his vehicle into a trailer parked by staff cleaning storm damage of a highway.