Destroyed houses, dead and wounded –

A tornado hit homes in the southeastern Czech Republic, causing an unknown number of dead and injured. Unfortunately, we can confirm there were casualties, but I can’t tell you the exact number,” a local emergency services spokesman told AFP. Initial estimates put 100-150 infected, but at Hodonin Hospital they say they have taken about 200 people to hospital. However, it is impossible to make an accurate calculation, given the fact that many people will remain under the rubble.

Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said all relief units وحدات Already available at work and some are heading towards the affected area. In addition to the Czech army, rescuers from Austria and Slovakia rushed to the scene. A hail the size of a tennis ball hit many towns and villages including Hodonin, where a home, a home for the elderly, and a local zoo were destroyed. The cyclone also caused power outages and traffic jams on the important highway linking Prague with the Slovak capital Bratislava.

Video footage from the area appeared on social networks Destroy buildings and cars, cut logs and several fires. District Governor Jan Gruelich said after visiting the area. The Czech news agency quoted the mayor of Hroske as saying that half of the village had been flattened. Storms that engulfed the Czech Republic forced Prime Minister Andrej Babis to stay in Brussels after the EU summit, because a landing in Prague would have been too dangerous. In neighboring Poland, a cyclone hit the southern province of Malopolska, damaging rooftops and injuring one person.

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