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Switzerland: storm kills one and injures some 15 people

Rescue and clearing operations are persevering with. The police are interesting to the general public to not put themselves at any danger. Additionally they suggested locals to keep away from wooded areas.

Not less than one man has died in Switzerland after a violent storm swept via the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds within the northwest of the nation on Monday.

The storm “sadly precipitated the loss of life of an individual of their fifties following the autumn of a constructing crane”, Neuchâtel native police stated in a press launch.

“Along with this sufferer, round fifteen different people have been injured and are being handled by the emergency providers, however their prognosis was not life-threatening”, it added.

The storm didn’t final lengthy, however the sturdy gusts of wind precipitated important harm.

In keeping with the Swiss climate service, it was “a possible twister related to a quickly growing thunderstorm cell alongside the Jura” that hit the Swiss city alongside the French border.

“Wind gusts of 217 km/h have been recorded by our station at La Chaux-de-Fonds aerodrome this Monday morning, beneath a thunderstorm cell that abruptly strengthened because it reached the area,” MétéoSuisse stated on Twitter.

Automobiles have been broken or fully destroyed, roofs have been ripped off, avenue furnishings has been blown away and timber have been uprooted.

Earlier than reaching Switzerland, the storm hit japanese France, significantly the Doubs département, at round 11 am on Monday.

Close by, on the French aspect of the border, “round thirty houses” have been additionally been hit, though the extent of the harm is unknown at this stage, stated the Doubs prefecture.


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