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A storm brings strong winds in northern Europe, killing 2 and disrupting traffic

  • A female who was struck with the aid of a falling tree on Thursday in the Japanese Dutch metropolis of Wilp later died of her accidents, her agency stated.
  • A female who was struck with the aid of a falling tree on Thursday in the Japanese Dutch metropolis of Wilp later died of her accidents, her agency stated.
  • Streets around harbors flooded overnight in some Dutch North Sea towns, including Scheveningen, a coastal suburb of The Hague.

A storm delivered heavy rain and sturdy winds across northern Europe overnight and into Friday, bringing down trees and prompting warnings of flooding along the North Sea coast.A woman has tragically died after a Christmas tree fell in Belgium, while another fell in the Netherlands.

A 20-meter (65-foot) Christmas tree collapsed on three human beings at a hectic market in Oudenaarde in western Belgium past due Thursday, killing a 63-year-old woman and injuring 2 others. The Christmas market was canceled immediately.

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A female who was struck with the aid of a falling tree on Thursday in the Japanese Dutch metropolis of Wilp later died of her accidents, her agency stated.

Pre-Christmas rail vacationers in parts of Germany confronted cancelations, delays and diversions. Routes affected covered those from Hamburg and Hannover to Frankfurt and Munich.

National railway operator Deutsche Bahn said falling trees damaged overhead power lines or blocked tracks mostly in northern Germany, but also in the central state of Hesse. The situation stabilized on Friday afternoon.

In Hamburg, the Elbe River flooded streets across the town’s fish market. The hurricane surge inside the port city peaked on Friday morning, accomplishing 3.3 meters (10.8 feet) above the average high tide, officers stated.

Streets around harbors flooded overnight in some Dutch North Sea towns, including Scheveningen, a coastal suburb of The Hague.

The massive Maeslandkering storm barrier that protects Rotterdam from rising sea levels closed automatically for the first time due to high water levels – meaning all six large storm barriers Shielding the low-mendacity Netherlands has been closed at the equal time.

The country’s Water and Infrastructure Authority also said it was a first. On Friday morning, all six barriers were reopened as winds subsided.

In the North Sea, the Norwegian cruise ship MS Maud temporarily lost power after encountering a rogue wave on Thursday.

The 266 guests and 131 crew members were not injured and the ship, originally bound for the English port of Tilbury, will be diverted to Bremerhaven, Germany, its operator, Hardikruden Expeditions, said in a statement.

He said the Danish search-and-rescue vessel “can maneuver through emergency systems and has two civilian support vessels”.

On Thursday, high winds hit the U.K. In parts of the country, planes were grounded, train services suspended and Scottish ferries grounded.

Flights between Britain and the rest of Europe continued to be affected on Friday, with British Airways saying flight restrictions were in place due to the storm.

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