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Emergency services looking for five missing after heavy thunderstorms in Polish mountains

2019-08-23T10:44:11.386Z

Polish rescue workers are looking for five people missing in the Tatra Mountains since Thursday's thunderstorm. They have not yet returned to their accommodation, reports the head of the emergency services. The storm weather killed at least five people and 150 others were injured.


Polish rescue workers are looking for five people missing in the Tatra Mountains since Thursday's thunderstorm. They have not yet returned to their accommodation, reports the head of the emergency services. The storm weather killed at least five people and 150 others were injured.

22 of the 150 injured, who suffered bone fractures, burns and heart problems, are still in the hospital.

Four fatalities, including two children, fell in Poland. A fifth person, a Czech tourist, was killed in a lightning strike in neighboring Slovakia.

As far as is known, there are no Dutch among the injured and fatal victims.

Thursday started with good weather to make a mountain trip, but then the weather changed. According to witnesses, lightning struck a group of tourists on Mount Giewont. "Nobody expected a storm to break out so suddenly," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Thursday evening.

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Auxiliary forces deploy helicopter for stormy weather in Poland

Source: nunl

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