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Storm Ciara: 7 people killed in Europe, affects several


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

11th Feb, 2020. 11:35 pm
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Storm Ciara

Seven people have died across Europe as Storm Ciara moves east, shutting down transport and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity.

Meanwhile, in France, ferry services between Calais and Dover were suspended and rail operator SNCF cancelled some services in the Normandy region.

About 120 flights were cancelled in Amsterdam and the national football association called off all of its games on Sunday.

According to the details, high winds in Poland ripped the roof off a ski rental shop, killing a woman and her two daughters. Their father was injured.

The sources of BBC said, One man died after his boat capsized in southern Sweden. One other person on board remains missing.

Two people were killed in their cars – one in Germany and one in Slovenia.

A 58-year-old British man was killed on Sunday after a tree fell on his car.

At least 200 flights have been cancelled as Storm Ciara is set to batter the UK later today with heavy rain and winds of more than 80mph.

Storm Ciara warnings have been issued across the country for Sunday amid forecasts of very strong gusts and the risk of heavy flooding.

Ciara is the country’s biggest storm in seven years.

“Wet and very windy #weather will spread across northern and western areas of the #UK as #StormCiara approaches.

Warnings are in force,” the Met Office stated tweeted late on Saturday.

Rail companies in England, Scotland and Wales have urged passengers not to travel.

They say they will operate reduced timetables and speed restrictions throughout the day.

The firms which have issued do not travel warnings are Gatwick Express, Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, LNER, Northern, Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink and TransPennine Express.

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