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High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

National News // Nov. 13, 2017

High winds and heavy rains caused damage right across the country over the weekend.

Pixabay High winds and heavy rain cause damage in Switzerland

Gusts of 130 kph were recorded around the Jura Mountains. In canton Bern, the winds brought down trees on to roads and buildings.

Further damage was reported in Basel and Sankt Gallen caused by trees and downed powerlines.

In Ticino the big top circus tent belonging to the Circus Knie was damaged in Bellinzona.

Forecasters say the storm was caused by a cold front passing over the country. Also snow was falling at lower altitudes in many areas. 

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