25 people injured in heavy storm tearing through Moscow, central Russia

25 people injured in heavy storm tearing through Moscow, central Russia

At least 25 people have been injured due gale-force wind that raged in the Russian capital, the Moscow, Bryansk and Ryazan regions, the emergency services said, TASS reported.

"Overall, 25 people have been injured, most of them in Moscow and the Moscow region. One person was hurt in each region of Bryansk and Ryazan," he said.

Falling trees and unsteady or poorly fixed structures caused injuries.

Russia’s Hydro-meteorological Center released a Status Orange warning for Moscow overnight to April 22. Gale-force wind with gusts of up to 25 meters per second and a thunderstorm have battered the city and nearby regions.

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