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German storm kills six, stops trains
October 5, 2017 / 3:15 PM / in 11 days

German storm kills six, stops trains

People wait at subway station Alexanderplatz during stormy weather in Berlin, Germany, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) - Strong winds swept across Germany on Thursday, killing six people and forcing the cancellation of trains in Berlin and the north.

Police said a woman died when a tree fell on a car carrying her in the northern port city of Hamburg. The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, the force added.

A spokesman for the Berlin fire service said a woman was also killed in the capital when a tree fell on a car she was in.

Three people died in the state of Brandenburg surrounding Berlin, police said on Twitter. In the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern a man in a lorry was killed, again by a falling tree.

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] said trains on some routes, such as between Hanover and Hamburg, Hanover and Berlin and Dortmund and Hamburg, had been cancelled.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrew Roche

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