Heavy Overnight Storms Kill Seven in PolandWorld | July 24, 2009, Friday // 14:22| views
The Czech Republic and a wide swathe of Germany also suffered from falling trees and local flooding. Photo by chatt-tree.com
Heavy storms have killed at least seven people in Poland, uprooted trees in many areas and toppled power lines.
The TVN24 news channel said central and south-western areas of Poland had been worst hit by the overnight storms, which also injured dozens of people.
The Czech Republic and a wide swathe of Germany also suffered from falling trees and local flooding.
The storms disrupted road and rail traffic in many areas. Thousands were left without electricity in Poland.
Seventeen people suffered electrical burns when a power line came down in Krotoszyn, western Poland.
A spokesman for Poland's state fire service, Capt Jacek Lep, said that 12 216 firefighters were now tackling the aftermath of the storms.
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