Cold front claims one life

Firefighters take action in all Bratislava regions due to fallen trees and damaged roofs.

(Source: TASR)

BRATISLAVA. A cold front with winds reaching 120 kilometres per hour hit western Slovakia on the night of September 14-15. Some regions announced a second level warning.

The strong winds claimed at least one life when a wall of bricks fell on a man near Hul village in the Nové Zámky region. Firefighters succeeded in pulling the person from the debris but his injuries were too serious.

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Also some power lines and wiring fell down. The state-run passenger carrier ZSSK stopped trains going between Šajdikové Humence - Šaštín Stráže and Šaľa - Trnovec nad Váhom.

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