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Four people killed in flooding and storms in southwestern Germany

Three people have been killed in floods in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and a young girl was killed by a train as she took shelter from the rain under a railway bridge.

world Updated: May 30, 2016 15:35 IST
On Saturday, lightning strikes in northern France and southwest Germany left nine people seriously hurt.
On Saturday, lightning strikes in northern France and southwest Germany left nine people seriously hurt.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

Three people have been killed in floods in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and a young girl was killed by a train as she took shelter from the rain under a railway bridge.

A man who was around 60 years old died in an underground car park which filled with water before he was able to escape, said Carsten Dehner, a spokesman at Baden-Wuerttemberg’s interior ministry.

In the town of Schwaebisch Gmuend, a fireman died as he tried to rescue another person, who then also died, Dehner said.

Elsewhere in Baden-Wuerttemberg, local police said a 13-year-old girl who was probably seeking shelter under a railway bridge was hit and killed by an Intercity train.

On Saturday, lightning strikes in northern France and southwest Germany left nine people seriously hurt.