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Severe flooding and mudslides hit Austria sweeping away train in Salzburg

Severe flooding and mudslides hit components of Austria and southern Germany, inflicting a train to be swept away in Salzburg and leaving 70 individuals stranded in their automobiles. 

Heavy rain and hail showers hit giant components of the nation on Tuesday evening, with Upper and Lower Austria, Tyrol and Styria all reporting flooded streets in the areas.   

In Salzburg, a train and a coach had been caught in a mudslide and swept away, and it was reported three individuals had been injured, certainly one of them severely, based on Kronen Zeitung.     

The Pinzgau and Pongau areas in Salzburg had been hit notably arduous by the storms, and 70 individuals had been caught in their automobiles between two mudslides. 

In Salzburg, a train was caught in a mudslide as heavy rain and hail showers hit giant components of the nation on Tuesday evening with areas reporting flooding 

Diggers begin to clean up the destruction after flooding in Wald im Pinzgau near Salzburg after storms battered the country overnight

Diggers start to scrub up the destruction after flooding in Wald im Pinzgau close to Salzburg after storms battered the nation in a single day 

People wearing helmets and life jackets help with rescue efforts and attempt to push a car out from a flooded underpass in St Johann im Pongau

People sporting helmets and life jackets assist with rescue efforts and try and push a automotive out from a flooded underpass in St Johann im Pongau 

Across the country there were reports of numerous incidents, including 200 reports of emergencies in Tyrol, as people's garages and cellars were submerged in water and in Stummerberg, where two houses caught fire after being hit by lightning

Across the nation there have been studies of quite a few incidents, together with 200 studies of emergencies in Tyrol, as individuals’s garages and cellars had been submerged in water and in Stummerberg, the place two homes caught hearth after being hit by lightning

The Pinzgau and Pongau regions in Salzburg were hit particularly hard by the storms as a bus in Dienten am Hochkoenig got destroyed in the floods and stuck under a bridge

The Pinzgau and Pongau areas in Salzburg had been hit notably arduous by the storms as a bus in Dienten am Hochkoenig received destroyed in the floods and caught underneath a bridge 

Emergency providers had been capable of rescue these stranded and took them to St Johann congress centre, earlier than evacuating the Krimml train station in Pinzgau.       

‘There have by no means been extra occasions. The individuals are extra and extra afraid,’ mentioned the Pinzgau hearth brigade chief Claus Portenkirchner. 

More than 100 hearth brigades throughout the district and 1,500 firefighters had been known as to greater than 500 emergencies as water flooded streets in Upper Austria.   

In the districts of Gmunden, Kirchdorf and Steyr-Land, the state hearth brigade command reported they had been primarily known as out to assist help individuals who has water in their properties and cellars.    

There had been additionally round 200 studies of emergencies in Tyrol, as particles floated via the streets and individuals’s garages and cellars had been submerged in water, nevertheless no accidents had been reported.  In Stummerberg, two homes caught hearth after being hit by lightning.   

'There have never been more events. The people are more and more afraid,' said the Pinzgau fire brigade chief Claus Portenkirchner, where a train was swept away in a mudslide

 ‘There have by no means been extra occasions. The individuals are extra and extra afraid,’ mentioned the Pinzgau hearth brigade chief Claus Portenkirchner, the place a train was swept away in a mudslide 

A railway line appears damaged and surrounded by debris as the devastation from the bad weather begins to show across the country

A railway line seems broken and surrounded by particles because the devastation from the unhealthy climate begins to point out throughout the nation 

Residents are pictured cleaning up in St Johann im Pongau as the region was hit particularly bad by the weather

Residents are pictured cleansing up in St Johann im Pongau because the area was hit notably unhealthy by the climate 

In Lower Austria, heavy rainfall and storms led to 420 studies of issues brought on by the storms, and virtually 2,000 firefighters from 180 stations joined to cope with the injury. 

More than 200 flooded cellars and a number of road underpasses needed to have the water pumped out and 150 timber that had fallen into energy and phone traces and needed to be eliminated. 

Franz Resperger, from the regional command, mentioned the districts of Amstetten, St. Pölten, Melk, Tulln, Baden and Mödling had been hardest hit by the storm, and the hearth division emergency quantity ‘rang each minute’.     

In Styria, the Liezen district was notably arduous hit by the storms. A automotive needed to be salvaged from a flooded road underpass, and a river overflowed including to chaos brought on by a number of mudslides.  

However, it seems the nation is thru the worst of the unhealthy climate, as meteorologists at UBIMET predict no additional rain and temperatures of 25 levels.   

In the Pinzgau and Pongau regions in Salzburg, 70 people were stuck in their cars between two mudslides, and emergency services were able to rescue those stranded and took them to St Johann congress centre

In the Pinzgau and Pongau areas in Salzburg, 70 individuals had been caught in their automobiles between two mudslides, and emergency providers had been capable of rescue these stranded and took them to St Johann congress centre

In Upper Austria, more than 100 fire brigades and 1,500 firefighters were called to more than 500 emergencies as water flooded streets

In Upper Austria, greater than 100 hearth brigades and 1,500 firefighters had been known as to greater than 500 emergencies as water flooded streets

This comes after one particular person died and one other is lacking when a flood introduced down a bridge in Bavaria, Germany, on Monday.     

Rescue groups have recovered the physique of a girl from the water and are nonetheless looking for yet one more one that was swept off a bridge by sudden floods in the south of the nation. Eight different individuals caught up in the flooding had been rescued unhurt.

Heavy, sudden rains on Monday afternoon had turned the Hammersbach creek in the Valley of Hell close to the city of Grainau into floods which tore down a wood bridge, sweeping down two individuals into the water.

The different individuals had been caught by the water or lower off from their paths by the flood elsewhere in the steep valley.

More than 160 helpers and helicopters had been concerned in the rescue missions. The physique of the lady, who was not recognized, was pulled out of the water on Tuesday morning, native police mentioned.

In addition to the eight individuals rescued from the floods Monday, authorities mentioned they helped 108 individuals who needed to spend the evening in cottages larger up on the slopes of the valley due to the flood. 

Franz Resperger, from the regional command, said the districts of Amstetten, St. Pölten, Melk, Tulln, Baden and Mödling were hardest hit by the storm, and the fire department emergency number 'rang every minute'

Franz Resperger, from the regional command, mentioned the districts of Amstetten, St. Pölten, Melk, Tulln, Baden and Mödling had been hardest hit by the storm, and the hearth division emergency quantity ‘rang each minute’

Fire brigades in many regions were called out to assist people who has water in their homes and cellars as water levels rose across the districts of Gmunden, Kirchdorf and Steyr-Land

Fire brigades in many areas had been known as out to help individuals who has water in their properties and cellars as water ranges rose throughout the districts of Gmunden, Kirchdorf and Steyr-Land

A destroyed tourist bus gets stuck under a bridge after heavy rain battered the country. It was reported three people were injured, one of them seriously, as the bus was swept away

A destroyed vacationer bus will get caught underneath a bridge after heavy rain battered the nation. It was reported three individuals had been injured, certainly one of them severely, because the bus was swept away 

The hikers had been led down the valley Tuesday by mountaineers, the Bavarian Red Cross mentioned. None of them had been injured.

The Hollentalklamm, or Valley of Hell, is a well-liked vacation spot for hikers from throughout the nation and overseas.

Severe climate situations additionally led to a state of emergency in northern Germany, the place a twister hit the village of Grossheide close to the North Sea coast, late Monday and destroyed greater than 50 properties.

 Police mentioned no person was injured, however a number of properties had been so badly destroyed that they had been now not inhabitable.

Across Germany’s southern border, in Austria, a minimum of 4 individuals had been injured by floods and mud, dozens of individuals wee rescued from automobiles.  

Last month, greater than 200 individuals died in lethal floods in western Germany.  

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