Tornado severely damages small town in Germany

Tornado triggered by violent storms kills at least one person and leaves small town in northern Germany battered

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

One person has died and dozens have been injured due to a tornado that struck the town of Buetzow near Rostock in northern Germany, leaving the town in a complete wreck.

The town, with a population of over 7,500, was affected by strong winds and rain that developed into a tornado which flipped cars upside down, overturned trees, ripped roof tiles and severely damaged buildings.

Dozens of cars were damaged and many people were left injured after the storm. A 26-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend was injured by debris which fell onto the car they were traveling in.

High winds has also left public transportation in complete standstill, while a tree that fell on a railway line between Hamburg and Luebeck blocked both directions.

Emergency services have not confirmed the extent of the damage caused by the extreme tornado but a massive clean up is expected.

The weather forecast is predicting more rain, lightning and thunder in the upcoming days for northern Germany.