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Thursday, 04 January 2018 - 11:44
Deadly storm blasts across Europe; deaths reported
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Winter storms are sweeping across western Europe, causing three deaths and widespread disruption.

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by power cuts, and air travel has been disrupted.

Two people drowned on Spain's northern Basque coast after being swept away by a huge wave and a skier was killed by a falling tree in the French Alps,

For the first time, the Dutch authorities shut all five of its major sea barriers. Two later reopened.

Gusts of more than 110km/h (68mph) were recorded at Amsterdam airport where hundreds of flights were cancelled.



toppled train carriage

Overturned lorry on A1 between Oensingen and Niederbipp in Switzerland, 3 January 2018

Debris of a roof lay in a street in Stuttgart, south-western Germany, after the region was hit by Storm Burglind on 3 January 2018

People watch waves crashing against the seafront in Auderville, Normandy, as storm Eleanor hits the northern part of France on 3 January 2018

A car drives along a flooded road in New Brighton, on the coast of the Wirral peninsula, in Merseyside, Britain, January 3, 2018.

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