People stand on the beach of Sagone where boats has been thrown; campers pack what is left of their destroyed tents during storm in Corsica on Friday. AFP
Five people died and around twenty others were injured after the unexpected storm had battered Corsica on Thursday.
Two girls, ages 4 and 8, were killed when sudden strong winds toppled trees late on Thursday at a lake in the Lavant Valley of southern Austria. Officials said 13 people were injured, two of them seriously. Many of the victims were vacationers visiting the tourist region.
Heavy storms caused power outages that forced Austria’s national rail company OBB to halt all train services in much of the southern provinces of Styria and Carinthia, which border Slovenia and Italy, OBB said in a statement. Many roads in Styria and Carinthia were also closed, a drivers’ group said.
France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin (L) walks by a damaged car as he visits the storm hit area in Sagone. AFP
Austrian President Alexander Van Der Bellen called the children’s deaths “an unfathomable tragedy.” The mayor of the nearby town of Wolfsberg, Hannes Primus, said the area looked “like a battlefield.”
In Lower Austria, three women were killed when lightning struck a tree near the central town of Gaming, causing it to fall over.
A destroyed car is parked in the Sagone camping site, where a tree fell on a bungalow during storm. AFP
Fierce storms also killed at least eight people in France and Italy on Thursday night.
Germany’s national weather service DWD warned of “extremely abundant, prolonged rain” along the edge of the Alps could drop as much as 140 litres of water per square meter (5.5 inches) over a 48-hour period that could cause flooding.
The Bavarian Red Cross said it was raising the alarm level for its air rescue specialists, putting helicopter crews on heightened alert.
The deadly storms follow weeks of heatwave and drought across the Europe.
The government weather agency issued a rare red warning for the area, saying there was a risk of "significant impacts from flooding" that included a "danger to life from fast flowing water, extensive flooding to property and road closures."
Emergency crews on Saturday battled to restore power to more than one million homes and businesses a day after Storm Eunice carved a deadly trail across Europe and left transport networks in disarray.
Hurricane Lorena neared Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area on Friday as owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists hunkered down in hotels, and police and soldiers went through low-lying, low-income neighbourhoods urging people to evacuate.
The Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said about 110 people were in the factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, when the Tornado hit. Scientists have warned that climate change is making storms more powerful and increasing their frequency, posing a growing threat to areas where extreme weather events are already common.
Featuring more than 200 distinguished local and international calligraphers and artists, the Biennale seeks to underscore the significance of calligraphy as a powerful medium for cultural expression.
Last month, the government in Sindh introduced a bill that would imprison parents for up to one month if they fail to get their children immunised against polio or eight other common diseases.
Sharjah Police arrested an Arab national who deceived women by promoting home massage services in return for cheap prices through a social media platform, for the purpose of blackmail and threats to obtain money.