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Storms kill five on Polish lakes in North-East Poland

Storms kill five on Polish lakes in North-East Poland

FIVE people died and a eight were missing after storms struck watersports centres in north-east Poland's lake district yesterday.

Dozens of people on boats and kayaks were caught in the strong winds and struggled to reach the shore as rescue workers and special dogs tried to help them.

Witnesses said capsized yachts were still bobbing in the waters hours after the storms subsided.

Re: Storms kill five on Polish lakes in North-East Poland

Ten missing after storms in Polish lake region

WARSAW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Polish police and rescue troops were searching for ten people on Wednesday who went missing when a storm ravaged Poland's Mazury lake region.

Police said three people, not five as previously reported, were killed on Tuesday after strong winds caused havoc for boats and kayaks. Hundreds of rescue workers using helicopters, airplanes and dogs were searching for the missing people in the popular tourist region of the Mazury lakes.

"There are still chances to find some people but only if they were on land," Pawel Czubinski, from the water rescue team in the region, told Polish news agency PAP.