Children injured in tornadoes that ravaged northern Sweden on Saturday
Sunday, 05 June 2011
Sweden had its own natural disaster yesterday, Saturday, as storms scoured the neighbourhood of Ornskoldsvik in Sweden. Two children were injured when storm hit their areas and swept them off their feet. See video
A three year old boy received serious injuries when the trampoline he played on was snatched by a tornado. The boy was thrown 35 meters away. He received hospital treatment for concussion and head injuries and according to news website Allehanda.se, his condition was stable last night.
In the region �rnexpo where the tornado seemed to have had its epicentre, a five-year old girl was also injured when the wind got a bouncy castle to fall over her.
High winds and tornadoes caused big power failure in northern Sweden, and brought lots of trees to the ground.
Several tornadoes swept through northern Sweden on Saturday. Storm winds brought down trees in several parts of Norbottens County and all the way down in V�sternorrland, writes various Swedish newspapers. No one seems to have been injured.
According to the Swedish MET office, several eyewitnesses informed of the tornados.
Some trees fell on cars and buildings. Rail traffic between G�llivare and Boden had to be stopped, because some trees made some parts to the tracks impassable.
By Scancomark.se Team