IN PICTURES: Winds up to 170km/h recorded as storm batters Germany

IN PICTURES: Winds up to 170km/h recorded as storm batters Germany
Major damage caused by the storm in Hamburg. Photo: DPA
Storm Sabine, also known as storm Ciara in other parts of Europe, has been leaving a trail of destruction across Germany.

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Three people were seriously injured in the storm that's been lashing the country with high winds, forcing major travel disruption.

Two women were badly hurt by a falling tree in Saarbrücken on the French border, with one of them receiving life-threatening injuries, police said overnight, reported AFP.

Further north in Paderborn, a 16-year-old boy was hit on the head by a falling branch.

Weather forecasters said winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour had hit mountainous areas.

These photos and tweets show some of the scenes across Germany. All photos are by DPA news agency unless stated otherwise.

Here's a close up of the tree that crashed onto a car in Hamburg.

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Police in Paderborn tweeted to say fallen trees were blocking some roads.

This video shows torrential rain and wind near Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia.

High waters in Füssen, Bavaria.

The city council in Osnabrück tweeted a video showing hailstones.

In Dortmund, this golden retriever felt the force of the wind on the morning walk.

Rescue services have been working through the night.

A portable toilet was blown over in Rattelsdorf, Bavaria. No one was in it at the time, thankfully.

A construction crane at Frankfurt cathedral crashed into a roof causing major damage.

Lots of people faced train cancellations.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at the largest airports, including 190 in Frankfurt and 420 in Munich, news agency DPA reported. These passengers tried to sleep at Cologne Airport.

Umbrellas have been proving useless, just like this one in Frankfurt.

In Lower Saxony, parts of the Autobahn had to be closed.


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