As a result of a tornado in the southeast of the Czech Republic 300 people were injured. This was reported by Czech TV on Friday, June 25.
The elements struck the areas of Břeclav and Hodonín in the South Moravian region in the evening of Thursday, June 24. As a result, 32 thousand families were left without electricity.
It is specified that a hospital in the city of Hodonin, near which the tornado destroyed seven villages, helped 200 people affected, including children and teenagers, writes NNS. Three people died.
A state of emergency was declared in two regions of the country, writes TV channel “The Star”. Austrian rescuers, doctors and air ambulance helicopters were sent to the Czech Republic to help with the tornado aftermath. Austrian medical institutions were also put on high alert in case it was necessary to receive the wounded from the Czech Republic.
It is known that there are still people under the ruined buildings, rescue operations are underway, says RT.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš called the incident a tragedy. He noted that the tornado caused much material damage to the region. Babis is flying to the site of the incident immediately after the EU summit.
Czech meteorologists forecast thunderstorms with heavy rain, wind gusts of about 90 km/h or hail Thursday evening and night. The high danger level extends to the entire country, except for Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem and parts of the Liberec region.