Hurricane Younis kills 13 in Europe, leaving millions without power

Emergency crews in the UK are trying to restore power to millions of homes that were cut off by Hurricane Younis.


The storm has wreaked havoc in Western Europe and disrupted transport systems.

According to the French news agency AFP, emergency services said on Saturday that at least 13 people had been killed in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Poland by falling trees, flying debris and strong winds.

Train operators in the UK have asked people not to travel because trees are still falling on many lines.

The train network has also been paralyzed in the Netherlands, while Eurostar and Thales International services between Britain and France have been shut down due to damage to power lines.

Rail service is also disrupted in France, with 37,000 homes without electricity. About 8,000 homes in Ireland and 194,000 in Poland are without power.

According to the British news agency Reuters, more than one million homes in Britain were off the grid on Friday. As of Saturday morning, more than 200,000 homes were without electricity.

The UK's Energy Networks Association said its members had restored power to 1.2 million consumers, but about 226,000 were still without power. Most of them are in the south of England but also in the east and south Wales of the country.

The storm also canceled or delayed hundreds of flights to London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports and to Amsterdam's Sheffield.

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