Local police said a hurricane on Friday caused “major damage” and injured about 40 people, including “heavily”, as it crossed the center of Paderborn, a city in western Germany. “Thirty-eight injured, some seriously, have been hospitalized,” the city’s firefighters wrote on their Twitter accounts. Local police stated that one person was in “mortal danger”.
The hurricane also caused significant property damage in this medium-sized city in North Rhine-Westphalia, hit hard by the storm that now crosses Germany and started after abnormally high temperatures for the season.
According to a fire department spokesman, the town of Lippstadt, about thirty kilometers away, was also likely hit by a hurricane, with no injuries at this stage. According to photos posted on social networks, the tower of the church in this city was swept away by the force of the wind. The spokesperson reported that “across the city, roofs were torn down, windows were broken and many trees were uprooted.”
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During the night, the toll increased after the bad weather spread. The Emmelinde depression that caused these very severe storms killed one person in Rhineland-Palatinate.
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According to the police, this man was the victim of a water cut on his way to his flooded cellar.
More generally, bad weather has caused a lot of damage in this part of western Germany, with police reporting that numerous roofs have been destroyed and trees have been uprooted. Overturned cars were also seen in photos posted on social media. Rail traffic was severely disrupted, and police urged residents to stay at home.