Last Updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Switzerland storm 2013 kills 1, more than 29,000 lightning strikes recorded

Heavy storm in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland has claimed life of a man.

Around 29,155 lightning flashes hit within four hours, the Local reported quoting the television weather service SRF Meteo.

Storm damages have been reported in Zurich region and eastern Switzerland.

Winds of more than 100 km/hr hit the Zurich and St Gallen areas.

Railway services have been also affected including Lausanne-Geneva rail line.

Lightning storm in Germany

Lightning storm in Bavaria, Germany killed 250 piglets, The local reported. A house in Chemnitz was also damaged by lightning strike.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 7, 2013