Storms Kill Five in Germany

Berlin, June 10 (QNA) – At least five people were killed amid heavy weather in Germany’s North Rhine Westphalia, police said late Monday.

Three people were killed Monday in Duesseldorf, a fire brigade spokesman told the German News Agency (dpa).

The victims had taken shelter in a garden shed when a tree fell on them.

Firefighters rescued two seriously injured people and one slightly injured person from the wreckage.

In Cologne a falling tree killed a cyclist, police said. In Essen a man died apparently cleaning up damage from the storm, police said, but were unable to give immediate details of the cause of death.

The storms stopped trains, prevented planes from taking off and fallen trees blocked roads.

Wind, lightning and hail damaged houses and cars. The weather improved overnight as the weather system headed north-east and lost force. (QNA)