Related links: Storm Eunice has killed nine people across Europe

2022-04-25 0 By

Beijing, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) –At least nine people have been killed, flights cancelled, trains and ferries suspended and tens of thousands left without power as Atlantic storm Eunice hit Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and other European countries Wednesday.In the UK, three people were killed in storm-related accidents, including a woman in London who was hit by a tree while driving, a man in Liverpool who was hit by flying debris in his car, and a man in Hamphill who drove into a broken tree.In the Netherlands, four people were killed when high winds toppled trees;In Belgium, an elderly man was swept into a river and drowned.In Ireland, a man was killed by a falling tree while clearing debris.Huge waves break an embankment in Blackpool, England, On February 18.Storm “Eunice” hit many parts of Britain on The 18th.On the Isle of Wight in southern England, wind gusts of more than 196 kilometers per hour set an English regional record.The storm has killed three people in England, according to local media reports.(Xinhua/Jon Hueper) Eunice is the second major storm to hit Europe in three days, prompting Britain, the Netherlands and other countries to issue red alerts.Danish ferry operator United Lines announced Monday that it was suspending ferry services between Dover and Calais in the English Channel due to high winds and waves.A total of 436 flights were cancelled and trains were suspended in many places due to power cuts.Videos and photos showed parts of the ROOF of London’s O2 Arena being ripped off by the wind, and several buildings trembling in the wind.In Wales, southwest England, part of the spire of a 19th-century church was blown away.About 390 flights were cancelled at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Sunday.Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s largest rail operator, cancelled all trains in northern Germany on Monday.By late Sunday, Eunice was moving toward northern Europe.(Yang Shuyi)