16 Jul 2012

Tornadoes in Poland

4:08 pm on 16 July 2012

One person has been killed and at least 10 others injured during a series of freak tornadoes in northern and western Poland.

The BBC reports about 100 houses were destroyed in Kujawy-Pomorze and Wielkopolska provinces.

Residents described hearing a terrifying rumble as the tornado approached.

Some 400 hectares of trees were also damaged in Bory Tucholskie forest, a national park.

Electricity lines have also been damaged.

A BBC reporter says tornadoes are not unknown in Poland, but this summer has been particularly dramatic.