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Germany: Storm leaves several dead including teenage girl and firefighter

Germany: Storm leaves several dead including teenage girl and firefighter
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At least four people have been killed in a storm in southwest Germany.

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At least four people have been killed in a storm in southwest Germany.

The state of Baden-Württemberg is in shock after Sunday night’s deluge.

Among the dead are a volunteer firefighter and the person he was trying to rescue in the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd near Stuttgart.

Separately, a man died in an underground car park flooded with rainwater in the town of Weißbach.

And also in Baden-Württemberg, a 13-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a train as she sheltered from the downpour under a railway bridge.

Local authorities say several people were injured in the storm. Some motorists had to be rescued after their cars were completely submerged.

VIDEO - Dramatic flood images from Braunsbach in #Germany's southwest. https://t.co/J4IvPi2L9I

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It follows lightning strikes in southwest Germany and in France on Saturday that left nine people seriously hurt.

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