Seven injured as storms sweep across Poland

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Seven people, including two firemen, were injured as a result of storms that passed across Poland on Friday night, a spokesman for the State Fire Brigade has told PAP.

By 6 a.m. on Saturday, firemen had received 3,700 emergency calls, mostly from northern Poland, Karol Kierzowski said on Saturday morning.

"We had 3,582 events reported in the north," Kierzowski said, but added that the fire brigade received calls from all over Poland.

In northern Poland, a tree fell on a car with five people inside, including two children.

"All of them were freed by firemen and handed over to emergency medical services," the spokesman said.

Two house roofs caught fire in the storm and 20 tent camps had to be evacuated.

The storms cut off electricity for 46,000 households, the Government Centre for Security (RCB) reported later on Saturday morning.

Additionally, 1,338 trains were delayed, the RCB added.

According to RCB, some 44 million recipients received a text alert about the storms through a central messaging system.

The storms moved across Poland from the west to the east.

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