Two people killed, one seriously injured in storms on Thursday

Stormy weather, including strong winds, which hit parts of the Czech Republic on late Thursday afternoon saw two people killed in separate incidents, while a third suffered serious injury. A 75-year-old woman was found dead in the Liberec region – after having been hit by falling branches. Another, a 25-year-old man, drowned after a raft he was on capsized. In a third incident, a boy was hit by a falling tree. He was taken to hospital in serious condition. Storms on Thursday also caused damage to infrastructure: railway routes had to be cleared leading to dozens of delays; electricity was also down in places.

Author: Jan Velinger