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A severe thunderstorm kills northern France, and 15,000 people are still without electricity

A severe thunderstorm kills northern France, and 15,000 people are still without electricity

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A woman was killed in violent thunderstorms in France on Saturday. The severe storm has swept through at least 65 departments, and 15,000 people are still without power.

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In Rouen, in northwest France, some streets have turned into rivers due to a severe storm. A woman in her 30s died when she was dragged and fallen under a car. According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, 13 people were slightly injured and two seriously, including a 13-year-old girl.

Elsewhere in France, in the provinces of Lands and Guers in the southwest, vineyards were struck by hail. In Paris, about 40,000 visitors had to attend the festival’We love greenIn the Bois de Vincennes he caused them to move away due to the inclement weather.

In total, the fire service carried out 3,500 interventions and 50,000 lightning strikes were recorded. “It’s the first time in 20 years that storms have swept through such a large part of the country,” Darmanin said. He still talks about bridging bridges and hitting vines.

French meteorological service Météo-France He had expected severe thunderstorms to form over the southwest, advancing north and east. Code Orange has been uploaded since Sunday morning. Darmanin will propose to Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne that Saturday’s storms be recognized as a natural disaster, so that people can use their insurance more easily.

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