Five Injured by ‘Tennis Ball’ Hail, Vaccination Centre Flooded in Germany Storms

MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Lightning is pictured during a thunderstorm over Allianz Arena soccer stadium during the Euro 2020 Group F match between Germany and Hungary on June 23, 2021 in Munich, Germany during EURO 2020. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)
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BERLIN (AP) – Officials say a vaccination center was flooded and five people were injured by hail during heavy storms in southwestern Germany overnight.

All appointments for Thursday at the vaccination center in Tuebingen were canceled after the site was swamped by torrential rain late Wednesday.

Police said five people were injured in the nearby town of Reutlingen after they were struck and injured by hail the size of tennis balls.

Firefighters were out in force across the region pumping water out of flooded basements and removing toppled trees from roads, police said.

The downpour also drenched players and spectators at the Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 match held in Munich on Wednesday evening, forcing some public viewings to be abandoned. The game ended in a tie.


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