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Injuries Reported As Tornado Hits German Port City

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Several rowers were injured as a rare tornado hit the German port city of Kiel.

Four of them suffered serious wounds during the incident, the city’s fire service

Local sources reported that members of a rowing club were thrown into the water and people jumped into the water to pull them to shore.

Several people were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but were said to be safe. Some 60 rescue workers, including firefighters, were deployed.

German news agency dpa quoted an official at the country’s national weather agency DWD saying the tornado was likely not very strong. Bit it could have caused significantly more damage if it had hit the city center rather than a largely unpopulated area.

Videos posted on social media showed a tree being uprooted and chairs and other objects being sucked into the air by the waterspout that formed at about 6 p.m. (1600 GMT; 12 p.m. EDT).

The roofs of some buildings were torn off and trees were uprooted.

There are about 20 to 60 tornadoes each year in Germany, according to the European Severe Weather Database.

Climate Change in Germany

Last month, more than 180 people died in Western Europe due to the floods.

While about 157 German people died after the flood, only 31 from Belgium died. And about 163 people are still missing.

Other countries like France, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland have also been affected by the worst flood Europe has been in living memory.

Experts say such disasters will become more severe and frequent as the planet heats up.

The deadly floods that hit the country’s west has shed light on climate change and its impact on Germany.

Last week, more than 180 people died in Western Europe due to the floods.

While about 157 German people died after the flood, only 31 from Belgium died. And about 163 people are still missing.

Other countries like France, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland have also been affected by the worst flood Europe has been in living memory.

Experts say such disasters will become more severe and frequent as the planet heats up.

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