Tornado claims sixth victim

The tornado which devastated seven villages in South Moravia last Thursday has claimed a 6th victim. The teaching hospital in Brno on Sunday confirmed the death of a two-year-old child. Over 150 people were treated for injuries in the wake of the storm and 45 of them remain hospitalized.

Meanwhile, clean-up work continues with hundreds of firefighters, soldiers and police officers assisting in the effort. The tornado damaged 1,200 houses, of which over 60 are slated for demolition, destroyed hundreds of cars and damaged roads, forests and infrastructure. The area is a wine-growing region and many hectares of vineyards were destroyed as well as a solar power plant.