Hurricane Eunice hits Europe: death toll continues to rise

The death toll from the powerful hurricane Eunice that hit Europe has risen to 16.

BBC reports.

According to the publication, four people died in Poland and the Netherlands, in the UK – three, in Germany and Belgium – two each, in Ireland – one. Most of them died due to fallen trees or structures torn from buildings.

Two days ago, the UK declared a red alert due to the approach of the hurricane. 1.2 million people were left without electricity in the country. Due to adverse weather conditions, Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports have been temporarily closed. Flight service is currently being restored.

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Windy weather will continue in the UK through the end of the week, forecasters say.

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