At least 13 people, including three children, have been killed by the storm in Europe’s Austria, Italy and France’s island of Corsica. Besides, many people were injured.

According to the BBC, the storm appeared suddenly after severe fires and severe droughts in most parts of Europe for the past few weeks.

Most of the deaths in Italy, Austria and the French island of Corsica were caused by falling trees.

Gusts uprooted trees and damaged mobile homes in Corsica with gusts of up to 224 km.

France’s interior minister visits the crash site in Corsica. He then confirmed that six people had been killed.

Some eyewitnesses said that the storm was completely unexpected for them. And no warning was given before about this.

The storm caused power outages in parts of southern France. Some roads have been flooded.

(19 August)