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10 dead from storms in Europe

Hundreds were left without power in Poland
March 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The death toll from a violent storm that plagued parts of Europe rose to 10 after Polish officials said Sunday that two people there were killed by falling objects because of the hurricane-strength winds. The two men were killed in separate incidents Saturday night. In one case a falling tree and in the other a part of a truck roof torn off by the wind struck the cars they were driving.

Winds in Poland Saturday were clocked at more than 60 mph in some instances. The wind also snapped numerous power lines, leaving hundreds of residents in central and northwestern Poland without power.

The powerful storms also claimed the lives of eight others on Saturday, including two people in the Czech Republic.

In Germany, two people were killed. Officials in Austria said four people were killed there. Austrian officials had clocked gusts as high as 100 mph.


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