Thursday, May 23, 2013

18 injured when thunderstorm hits Romanian capital

BUCHAREST, Romania: Authorities say 18 people have been taken to hospitals, including one in a coma, after a tent collapsed when heavy rain and strong winds hit the Romanian capital.

Interior ministry spokeswoman Andra Chesaru said trees were uprooted in and around the capital and billboards collapsed during the hour-long thunderstorm.

The National Weather Institute says winds reached 80 kilometers per hour (50 mph).