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Fierce storm Rocks Romania

July 12,2007

One person was killed and two were injured following a violent storm that hit Romania overnight, causing serious damage around the country, local media reported Thursday.

A total of 12 provinces have been put on orange alert because of the strong downpour, it added.

Dozens of cars in Bucharest and around the country were damaged by the storm which also caused power outages.

In several provinces in central and eastern Romania, including Dambovita, Arges and Buzau, fallen trees and rocks caused road blockages and traffic delays.

Strong winds and rain are expected to continue until Friday, prompting fears of floods.

The bad weather comes shortly after Romania experienced a heat wave that killed several dozen people.

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