Violent storms pounded parts of Europe from Wednesday into Thursday. The worst storms hit Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.
The storms turned deadly in Poland and Romania. In Poland, a woman died after part of a roof collapsed on to her due to high winds. In Romania, a man struck by lightning died while on a fishing boat. Another man on the boat was rescued.
Reports indicate several other people across the region were severely injured by falling trees and branches.
Heavy rainfall led to street flooding, as well flooding in some homes in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania.
A slow-moving area of low pressure will bring a continued threat for rain and thunderstorms to central and eastern Europe through the weekend.
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