Heavy snow brings chaos and death to Germany and Austria

Alpine regions remain on high alert after 12 people are killed in weather-related incidentsParts of Germany and Austria remain on high alert after extreme snow brought chaos to Alpine regions, where 12 people have died in weather-related incidents.A nine-year-old German boy was the latest victim of the extreme weather, which has seen residents snowed-in and motorists trapped for hours in freezing temperatures.The boy was killed by a falling tree in Aying, near Munich, on Thursday afternoon, police said. Two German skiers were killed by avalanches in the Austrian alps at the weekend and others died in traffic accidents or after being hit by falling trees.German and Austrian troops have been deployed to help residents trapped by the snow. About 300 German soldiers had been deployed by Friday as three Bavarian districts declared a state of emergency. Continue reading…

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