Storm cuts rail lines, causes crashes in Germany

2015-03-30 19:08
(File, Ye Aung Thu, AFP)

(File, Ye Aung Thu, AFP)

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Berlin - A spring storm cut major German rail lines for several hours early on Monday and caused road crashes after trees were toppled.

National rail company Deutsche Bahn said two main lines, from Berlin to Wolfsburg and from Hamburg to Hanover, were cut during the night when falling branches brought down overhead electric wires. Trains were detoured and ran up to 100 minutes late.

The damage was repaired and lines were reopened.

A 57-year-old firefighter in Hanover was seriously injured while clearing a fallen tree from a municipal tram line.

Police in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia, said three motorists were hurt when cars hit fallen trees.

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