Two killed as thunderstorms hit Germany
Summer thunderstorms Wednesday in Germany killed two people and traffic was snarled by torrential rain, local flash floods
and falling trees.
Near the western city of Mainz, a worker was found dead in a vineyard, apparently after being hit by lightning, and a 19-year-old driver was killed when her car skidded into the path of a truck during a cloudburst.
In the eastern state of Saxony, trees were blown over and flying branches damaged electrical wires and cars. A small tornado near Chemnitz ripped the roof off an empty building, dpa reported.