LONDON — A powerful Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds claimed several lives in northern Europe on Monday and caused widespread power and public transport disruptions.
The storm devastated parts of Britain, where officials reported gusts of up to 105 miles per hour. Fallen trees caused hundreds of thousands of power outages and blocked roads and railways.
Some 130 flights were cancelled at London’s Heathrow airport, Europe’s busiest.
Two people died west of London following a gas explosion that was likely the result of a tree falling on their house. Two others died when trees fell on their vehicles.
Falling trees also killed two in the Netherlands. A roof tile fell on a man in Denmark, killing him.
Across Germany, four people died after trees hit their car. On Sunday, a man died on a lake near Cologne after his boat capsized.