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Tuesday 21st of August 2018 04:13 PM

Storms in northern Germany disrupt transport

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Parts of northern Germany saw storms Thursday evening and overnight after a long spell of hot, dry weather, with winds up to 140 kph (87 mph) measured on the country’s coast. The gusts brought down trees in some places and there was significant disruption to transport.

Germany’s railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, closed several routes in the north on Thursday night as the storms approached. On Friday, it said there was still no long-distance service between Hamburg and Hannover or between Hamburg and Bremen, and some disruption on other routes. The Berlin-Amsterdam route was disrupted by storm damage in the Osnabrueck area.

Spectators at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium were asked to stay put as a storm approached late Thursday evening, but were quickly able to leave. Source AP

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