Storms hit Poland
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Around 176,000 customers across Poland were left without electricity on Thursday morning after storms hit the country, disrupting power supplies, officials said.
Storm damage in Łódź, central Poland. Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Michałowski
Winds blew over hundreds of trees which blocked roads and some rail lines. The storms also downed power lines and damaged transformer stations.
One person died when a strong wind capsized a boat on the Narew River in north-eastern Poland, firefighters said.
The storms hit as Poland sweltered in a heatwave, with temperatures in some parts of the country expected to rocket to 36 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
Officials have issued the highest level of heat warnings for south-east Poland.