Storms hit south-west Germany

Storms hit south-west Germany
A fallen tree near Oberursel in Hesse. Photo: DPA
Emergency services had a busy night in south-western Germany when storms and heavy rain ripped up trees and flooded streets.

In Wiesbaden, Hesse, the fire service was called out 300 times after the storm hit the town at 9pm on Sunday.

A techno festival in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, was called off early when the bad weather hit. Seven people were injured by flying objects and four were hospitalized. Power lines were also damaged in Mainz and police and the fire service had to remove fallen trees.

In Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, streets were flooded and trees ripped up. Police were called 150 times to storm-related incidents, a spokesman said.

Meanwhile, at Stuttgart Airport some flights on Sunday night were cancelled or delayed.

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