Storm damage to cost Germany €500m
Saturday, 01 20 2018, Category: Nature, Country: Germany
German insurers estimated on Friday that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused €500 million in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight.
Trains on Germany’s intercity lines gradually resumed operation a day after they were suspended due to the hurricane-force winds that caused transport chaos across northern Europe.
Two more people were reported killed in the worst storm to strike Germany in a decade, adding to an earlier toll of six, which included two firefighters responding to emergency calls.
A 64-year-old man fell eight metres while he was working to secure the roof of a house. He later died in hospital, police from the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said.
Another man, 34, also succumbed to his injuries after he was crushed by a falling tree, police said.
Source: Gulf News