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Deep "Mortimer" - motorists killed by falling tree


With storm and heavy rain Tief Mortimer pulled over parts of Germany. In Saxony-Anhalt, a man died in his car, in the Emsland a truck was overturned. Even with the train it comes to disabilities.

During storm depression "Mortimer" a driver near Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt was killed by a falling tree. The man was loud police on 8.30 o'clock on a country road. The 41-year-old was jammed in the vehicle and died at the accident site.

In many other places, the forces were in action because of the storm. For example, in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, a man was trapped under a fallen tree. The person was but responsive and will be treated, said a police spokeswoman in the morning.

On the A31 in Emsland squalls threw a truck over. The driver was slightly injured in the accident, according to initial findings, police said. He had lost control of the vehicle in height Wietmarschen-Lohne and was tilted with the team to the side. The motorway was fully closed in both directions between the interchanges Emsbüren and Lingen.

On a country road near Möckern in Saxony-Anhalt a car was hit by a tree. The vehicle was severely damaged, the driver was unhurt, the police said.

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Weather: "Mortimer" brings a lot of rain and fallen trees

The rail traffic was partly severely limited because of the weather. Although many blockages have now been lifted again. Nevertheless, travelers still have to expect delays, according to Deutsche Bahn.

Due to the danger of falling branches, the zoo and the animal park were closed on Monday in Berlin. The animals had been accommodated as a precaution in houses, stables and shelters. The State Garden Show in Brandenburg also remains closed.

The administration of the Harz National Park warned against entering the forests in the low mountain range. It could overturn trees at any time, said spokesman Friedhart tubers. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), wind speeds of almost 145 kilometers per hour were measured on the highest mountain in the low mountain range on early Monday morning.

The DWD warned against uprooted trees and falling branches or roof tiles. "In the north and northeast, the worst is not over yet," said a spokesman. From the Baltic Sea to the Erzgebirge, it remains stormy until the afternoon, while the deep continues into the Baltic.

From Tuesday, the weather should relax, according to DWD but again. Then only a moderate southwest wind can be expected. From the afternoon hours thunderstorms were still possible in some places.

Source: spiegel

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