Violent storm kills eight in Romania and injuring dozens more

Cristiana Petrariu Bota
By Cristiana Petrariu Bota septembrie 18, 2017 11:02

Violent storm kills eight in Romania and injuring dozens more

Sudden storm killed eight people in the western city of Timisoara before heading to Ukraine. A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, officials and witnesses said. With gusts that reached nearly 100km/h, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north towards Ukraine.

A violent storm in Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour left at least eight people dead and dozens more injured Sunday, authorities said. Among the earliest reported deaths was a man who died in the city of Timisoara after he was hit by a billboard, while a woman was killed by a falling tree, Elena Megherea, a General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations spokeswoman in Timis County, said.

Authorities say eight people have died and 140 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour.

Most of the victims were in and around the city of Timisoara, where winds of up to 100km/h (60mph) brought down trees and tore off roofs. Some water and electricity supplies have been cut.

„We weren’t warned about this. The weather report only called for rain,” Timisoara’s mayor Nicolae Robu told TV channel Digi 24.

Romania’s emergency services urged people to shelter indoors and avoid going near trees or power lines.

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