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Emergency services are on the search for the five missing after heavy storms in the Polish mountains

Polish search and rescue team are on the look out for for five people, that is, since the thunder storms of Thursday have gone missing in the Tatra mountains. They have still not returned to their accommodation, the report of the head of the emergency services. The storm took at least five lives and 150 more were injured.

22 of the more than 150 people injured, including broken bones, burns, and heart disease increased, there are still in the hospital.

Four dead, including two children, were in Poland. A fifth person), a Czech tourist died in the neighbouring country of Slovakia, during a lightning strike.

As far as is known, there are no Dutch nationals among the injured and killed.

Thursday started out with good weather for a hike up a mountain to do it, but then it started to snow again. According to witnesses, struck by lightning, a group of tourists on the Giewont mountain. “No one could have anticipated that, suddenly, a violent storm would break out,” said the prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki Thursday night.

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