10 August 2019A tornado injured 19 people, two of them seriously, in Luxembourg. The phenomenon, particularly rare in these latitudes, struck south-west of Pettingen and Kaerjeng seriously damaging about a hundred houses, whose inhabitants have been evacuated. Debris spread everywhere and several cars were damaged, while at least four light poles were destroyed.

"The architects are verifying the extent and extent of the damage. In the meantime, we will coordinate for repairs and quickly secure a roof to the open houses," said Paul Schroeder, general manager of the Luxembourg fire and rescue service, according to the French newspaper L'Essentiel. The tornado also struck in neighboring France but in a less intense way. However, local media reported that dozens of roofs were torn down and cars were damaged in the municipalities of Longwy and Herserange. Damages and inconveniences due to thunderstorms also occurred yesterday in Germany and Great Britain, where numerous open-air events scheduled for the weekend have been canceled.

Bad weather caused accidents and flooding last night in various locations in southern and western Germany: Bavaria Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. During an evening training in a football field, 15 amateur players were struck by lightning in Rosenfeld-Heiligenzimmern, Baden-Württemberg, as a spokesman for the local police said. Players between the ages of 18 and 49 reported minor injuries and were hospitalized while one person lost consciousness.

In Bavaria, the Taubertal open-air music festival was interrupted and evacuated for safety reasons. The 15,000 participants were asked to be safe and drive to the town area of ​​Rothenburg, while 400 people sheltered in a multi-purpose facility. Several visitors were hit by objects blown up by the gusts of wind, police said.

Even in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, the wind caused a circus tent to collapse, causing 15 animals to escape, including camels and horses, later recovered. There were no wounded among the people in this case.