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Violent storms in Poland kill five, injure dozens

VIOLENT STORMS IN POLAND KILL FIVE, INJURE DOZENS

Five people were killed and 34 injured as violent storms ripped across northern Poland, local media reported Saturday.

Falling trees were blamed for the deaths in the town of Chojnice and surrounding areas.

Two teenage girls died when a tree struck their campsite and a 30-year-old man was killed when a tree toppled onto his tent, broadcaster TVP Info reported.

A 48-year-old woman was crushed in the village of Zapora by a falling tree while a 56-year-old died when a tree crashed into her house in Konarzyny, according to TVN24.

Some 340,000 households were without power in Poland.

Severe weather also hit the Czech Republic late Friday, where at least 80 houses were damaged, news agency CTK reported.

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