Tragic Incident: Five Lives Lost, Including Children, as Trees Fall Due to Gusting Winds in Poland

Strong winds in Poland on Monday toppled trees that killed three adults and two children, emergency responders said. A spokesperson for the region’s firefighters, Hubert Cieply, said two women and a 6-year-old were crushed to death in the town of Rabka-Zdrój. Separately, a woman died when a tree fell on her car in the town of Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, said a spokesperson for Zakopane’s firefighters, Andrzej Król-Łęgowski. Another tree in the same town killed a child, according to a spokesperson for Pawel Mickowski. Local authorities have issued a warning about dangerous winds reaching at least 62 mph. They have also closed mountain tracks in the region.

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