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Wind Storm Kills Eight in Romania

Wind Storm Kills Eight in RomaniaWind Storm Kills Eight in Romania

A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials and witnesses said. With gusts that reached nearly 100 km/h, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north towards Ukraine, Al Jazeera reported. Most of the victims were outside when the winds swept in. One man was hit by a falling tree, another by a billboard. Two children were in hospital in critical condition. The interior ministry reported that 67 people were injured in the unexpected storm. The storm killed at least five people around Timisoara before travelling 400 kilometers north and striking other areas along the way.  Emergency responders have urged people to take shelter indoors, unplug household appliances and park in areas away from trees and power lines.

 

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