Severe storms – Bavaria: Storm ripped beer tent – 30 injured

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A violent storm hit parts of Swabia on Saturday, toppling a beer tent in Kissing near Augsburg in Bavaria. According to initial information from the police, about thirty people were injured. When the storm hit, they were busy setting up the tent and still trying to hold on – they were injured in the process.

The police headquarters in Swabia North also reported on numerous other operations. It mostly involved a flooded basement and fallen trees. Skylights were also damaged by hail. The Plärrer folk festival started in Augsburg on Saturday. The heavy rain caused people to flock from the site in the evening.

More storms expected
The German Weather Service (DWD) continued to warn of severe weather in southern Bavaria on Saturday evening. For the administrative district of Upper Bavaria, the DWD has issued the highest of four warning levels: extreme thunderstorms threatened, trees could be uprooted and roofs damaged.

Man killed by tree
The storms in southern Germany have already claimed a first death. In Hechingen, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, a man was killed by a tree. Thursday night’s storm uprooted part of the tree and fell on the 62-year-old’s tent at a campsite, police said.

Source: Krone

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