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Storms Rage Across Germany

Severe storms on Wednesday night wreaked havoc across much of Germany, causing widespread damage, injuring dozens and killing at least one person. On Lake Chiemsee in the southern state of Bavaria, a strong gust of wind overturned a sailboat with three men on board, one of whom, a 62-year-old-man, drowned in the cool waters. On the autobahn just outside the city of Kassel, high winds caused numerous traffic accidents. In addition, downed power lines, fallen trees and delayed trains created havoc in numerous regions. Winds in excess of a 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) were recorded in many parts of the country.