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Tornadoes in Poland kill 1, injure 10
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Pieces of wood and bricks surround a destroyed house following a tornado in the village of Osia July 15, 2012.  A freak wave of tornadoes ripped through northern Poland on Sunday. (REUTERS/Rafal Malko/Agencja Gazeta)
Pieces of wood and bricks surround a destroyed house following a tornado in the village of Osia July 15, 2012. A freak wave of tornadoes ripped through northern Poland on Sunday. (REUTERS/Rafal Malko/Agencja Gazeta)
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WARSAW, Poland: A freak wave of summer tornadoes has struck northern and western Poland, killing at least one person and injuring another 10 people.

An area around Bory Tucholskie forest, a national park and popular tourist destination, was hit by a twister between 800 and 1,000 meters (875-1,100 yards) wide. More than 400 hectares (nearly 1,000 acres) of woodland were flattened in the area, authorities said, and more than 100 houses destroyed.

Power lines were downed and roads were closed as hundreds of firefighters worked to clear away fallen trees. Some trains had to make detours after debris fell onto tracks.

Firefighter Mieczyslaw Torlop told the TVN station that one man was killed in the village of Wycinki after being crushed by his house, which collapsed.

 
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