At Least 10 Killed as Powerful Storm Hits Northern Europe
A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least people - four of them in southern England.
Police officials said a 17-year-old girl was killed after a tree fell on her house in Edenbridge in the southeast England, a man was killed when a tree fell on his car in Watford, north of London, and another man and a woman were found dead in one of three collapsed houses in west London after a falling tree caused a gas explosion.
The storm reached mainland Europe later in the day, with French state-owned television reporting that a woman was swept into the sea by waves and later washed up on the beach. Three people died from falling trees in Germany, and one person was killed in the Netherlands and one person died in Denmark, according to local police.
Many trains were cancelled in and around London and in north Germany.
In many cases in the UK fallen trees had to be cleared from railway lines.
At least 50 flights have been cancelled at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, and the German broadcaster ARD says there are severe delays at Hamburg airport.
In the UK as many as 600,000 homes suffered power cuts, though many were later reconnected, according to the BBC.
Power cuts hit 42,000 homes in northern France.
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