Winter storm wreaks havoc across northern Europe

HELSINKI (AP) — A powerful winter storm hit northern Europe this weekend, killing at least four people, destroying homes and vehicles, causing flooding and leaving thousands without power.

The storm dubbed Malik was moving through the Nordic region on Sunday, causing strong winds, downpours and snowfall in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Malik reached the Nordic region and northern Germany on Saturday night after hitting Britain, where it caused damage and brought traffic to a standstill, particularly in Scotland.

In Scotland, a boy and a 60-year-old woman were killed Saturday when trees fell on them in high winds.

Winds of more than 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) were reported in parts of Scotland, disrupting transport and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned that another storm is approaching the country and it could be more severe than anticipated.

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