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Storm Sabine batters Germany, winds up to 170km/h, crane slams cathedral

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 10, 2020
Storm Sabine has been leaving a trail of destruction across Germany.
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Three people were seriously injured in the storm that's been lashing the country with high winds, forcing major travel disruption.

Topics: Storm Sabine Germany

Two women were badly hurt by a falling tree in Saarbrücken on the French border, with one of them receiving life-threatening injuries, police said overnight, reported AFP.

Further north in Paderborn, a 16-year-old boy was hit on the head by a falling branch.

Weather forecasters said winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour had hit mountainous areas.

These photos and tweets show some of the scenes across Germany. All photos are by DPA news agency unless stated otherwise.

A construction crane at Frankfurt cathedral crashed into a roof causing major damage.