Storm Herwart kills at least three people in Germany

Storm Herwart kills at least three people in Germany

Trees have fallen in the storm (Stock image)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Storm Herwart has brought chaos to Germany, and has so far killed at least three people.

The first victim of the storm was a 63-year-old woman in Lower Saxony. She drowned due to floodwaters near the North Sea coast.

The other two people who were killed had been travelling on a motorboat. It capsized due to the sea being so rough, according to The Local.

Both died after the incident in hospital, however a third passenger has still not been found in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

A freight ship's moorings were also affected meaning it ran aground in Langeoog.

There were 22 people on board however lifeboat services said all crew members escaped uninjured.

The storm ripped trees from the ground and led to several train services being cancelled in seven states yesterday (October 29), with some still not running today (October 30).

Wind speeds of more than 100mph were recorded on the Fichtelberg mountain in the country.