Heavy storms in Poland kill 1 person, damage 800 homes

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Posted: Jul 20, 2015 5:54 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People in Poland are cleaning up after massive storms that killed one person, injured 17, left thousands without electricity and damaged about 800 homes.

The clean-up efforts on Monday come after the heavy storms battered vast areas across Poland late Sunday and overnight. Heavy winds knocked down trees and electricity lines and tore the roofs of many homes.

One person died when a tree crashed down on a car. Firefighters say that they were called to intervene in 5,800 emergencies around the country due to the storms.

The storms late Sunday also delayed a high-speed train carrying Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, who is traveling around the country campaigning ahead of general elections in October.