Heavy winds sweep Europe, knock people to their knees

March 31, 2015 5:44 PM

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Heavy winds sweep Europe, knock people to their knees

Heavy winds swept across Britain, Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday, killing one man, knocking other pedestrians to their knees and forcing numerous flight and train delays and cancelations.

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn stopped all local trains in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, which includes Cologne and Duesseldorf. It also halted most long-distance services in Bavaria as falling trees damaged overhead electric wires.

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