Poland cleans up after one of most damaging storms in years

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Four people were killed and nine injured, mainly by falling trees, as a result of a devastating storm that hit Poland on Saturday.

On Saturday night, a total of 1.2 million households were left without electricity. This number fell to over 400,000 on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, firefighters and power company crews continued to clear fallen trees and worked to restore power as Poland was cleaning up after one of the most damaging storms in years.

Two persons were killed in the Mazowieckie province, central Poland, one in the Wielkopolskie region in the western part of the country, and one in south-eastern Poland, according to the State Fire service.

On Saturday, fire brigades carried out nearly 25,000 interventions across the country. Strong winds damaged roofs of more than 5,000 buildings.