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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

6 Die in Storm Across Europe

COPENHAGEN -- At least six people were killed in a ferocious blizzard that blew across western Europe Monday and Tuesday, stranding tens of thousands of people.


Many highways and roads disappeared from the landscape under huge snowdrifts, up to four meters high in Denmark, officials said.


The heavy snow downed power lines, leaving at least 14,000 homes without power in Lincolnshire, eastern England. Some 2,000 people were without electricity in France's northwestern Normandy region.


On Monday, two people were killed in the northern Netherlands and dozens were injured after the worst snowstorm since 1985 swept the country.


In Britain, a motorcyclist was killed Monday when hitting a fallen tree near Iver, Buckinghamshire.


Near the northern Danish town of Randers, a 14-year-old boy was killed by a skidding truck.





Two men in their 50s died of heart attacks in separate incidents while attempting to free stranded cars near Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest town.





Trees brought down by high winds disrupted train and road traffic.





Three people were killed in a collision Tuesday morning in Beauvais, about 60 kilometers northwest of Paris. But it was unclear whether the snow played a role in that crash.