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Storm 'Niklas' kills 3 in Germany, railway station ravaged

Updated: 2015-04-02 10:47

Storm 'Niklas' kills 3 in Germany, railway station ravaged

Pedestrians are hit by a wind gust in Munich, Germany, 31 March 2015. [Photo/IC]

Heavy winds also halted air traffic at Frankfurt airport, affecting a total of 150 planes, German local media Tagesschau reported.

At present, the storm has made it impossible for trains to arrive or depart at the station, according to Bavarian Radio. Long-distance railway traffic has been completely canceled in Bavaria and a major railway line connecting Munich to Augsburg was suspended in the morning due to storm damage.

People were asked to stay indoors as heavy winds have forced the cancellation of public events in many places. Niklas also leads to the closure of markets and parks.

According to the German Weather Service (DWD), "Niklas" was one of the strongest storms in recent years that hit Germany, with gusts up to 150 kilometers per hour. The DWD expects the wind to come down at night.

The storm is expected to move on to Poland after hitting large parts of Germany on Tuesday.

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