It’s so windy in the Netherlands that people are getting blown away – literally!
Dramatic footage has captured people being blown across streets. One man was blown metres across a square near the High Court of the Dutch town of S’Hertogenbosch. When he eventually managed to stop, shocked passers-by rushed to his side to help him.
Some other men at a bus stop were seen struggling with the wind as it blew them in various directions. They had to hold onto a pole to keep from being thrown into the street. A boy is also seen struggling as he and his bicycle are being pushed by the wind.
With wind speeds of up to 86mph in the country, Dutch authorities have warned people to remain indoors and not to attempt to venture out into the storm. The heavy winds have been causing trees to fall and so far the falling trees have killed two Dutch men, a driver in Belgium, and a man in a campsite on the Dutch-German border. Authorities were also investigating whether the powerful winds were to blame for the death of a 66-year-old man who fell through a plexiglass roof in Vuren.
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of Europe’s busiest travel hubs, was also forced to cancel all flights at one point because of the winds. The Dutch rail service NS also halted all trains after reporting numerous incidents, including a collision between a train and a trampoline.
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