Man dies and others injured after storms and tornado hit Germany

Man dies and others injured after storms and tornado hits Germany

A small tornado hit Germany (Stock image)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A man has died after storms and a tornado hit Germany today (June 22).

Torrential rain, gale-force winds and hail hit the north of the country after the recent good weather, according to The Local.

The 50-year-old man died after a tree fell on his parked car, near Uelzen. The accident also injured his wife and another falling tree also hurt a cyclist.

This morning the German Weather Service also said a tornado was seen just 10 kilometres away from Hamburg Airport at around 11:30am.

But it was said to have been a weak tornado and only touched the ground for a very short amount of time.

More tornadoes are expected to hit the north and east of Germany throughout the rest of today (June 22).

The weather has caused damage to railway lines and power lines, meaning trains running between Berlin, Bremen, Kiel, Hamburg and Hannover have been cancelled, according to railway company Deutsche Bahn.

The storms have also caused trees to fall on train tracks meaning rail services provided by Metronom in the north-west have been delayed.

Flights from two Berlin airports were also restricted in the afternoon due to the weather. Traffic has also been affected as trees are lying across roads.

House roofs have also been damaged by the storms and sheep in the south of Hamburg have been killed by falling trees.