In the Dutch town of Zierikzee, a tornado smashed a church roof and threw trampolines through the air. Not only the material damage is considerable. A tourist dies when a roof tile hits him in the head.
A tornado in the Netherlands killed one and injured seven others. "The damage is considerable in some streets of Zierikzee," said the emergency services of the city in the south-west of the Netherlands. "In addition to flying roof tiles and fallen trees, the roofs of four houses were blown off."
According to the local newspaper Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant, the dead man was a tourist who was hit on the head by a roof tile in the city's port area. According to the emergency services, one person was taken to hospital with injuries while the others were treated at the scene. According to the information, the front of a house collapsed.
Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported that the tornado also knocked off a church roof and threw trampolines through the air. The rescue workers called for people to stay away from the affected area so as not to hinder the police and fire brigade operations. There is also a risk of falling roof tiles and branches. On average, the Netherlands experiences several tornadoes per year. According to the NOS, the most recent previous hurricane with deadly consequences was decades ago. So it happened in 1992.
Severe storms with at least three tornadoes in Germany at the end of May left more than 40 injured and millions in damage in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city of Paderborn was hardest hit, where 43 people were injured, according to the police. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), tornadoes occurred in Paderborn, Lippstadt and Lütmarsen, a district of the city of Höxter.