36 people injured, 7 taken to hospital after storm in Belarus

The Emergency Control Ministry has assessed the damage done by the storm in 26 districts of Vitsebsk, Minsk, Hrodna, Mahilyou and Homel Provinces and the capital. 510 inhabited localities were affected by the hurricane, the roofs of 622 houses and of 108 buildings were damaged. The gusts of wind reached the speed of 21 m/s. Two water towers collapsed in Cherven and Smalyavichy Districts of Minsk Province. 1126 inhabited localities were left without power, the ECM press service reports.

4250 trees were uprooted (more than 3600 – in Minsk). 447 trees fell down on cars. 36 people asked for medical assistance and 7 of them were taken to hospital.

26 trains stopped due to a blackout in Baranavichy and Asipovichy Districts. Diesel locomotives had to be used instead.


The inhabitants of Lenin, Zavodksi, Kastrychnitski and Partyzanski Districts in Minsk spent 9 hours without water supply.8 airplanes were damaged at the National Airport Minsk ( 3 of them were severely damaged).

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