Thunderstorm in Moscow damaged more than 120 cars

Storm damage in Moscow

The storm that struck Moscow last evening, damaged more than 120 cars. Storm’s winds also knocked down in the city of more than 1 thousand trees. This was told to journalists by the Secretary, the Secretary of the Deputy mayor for housing, utilities and beautification of Moscow Igor Pergamenshchik, reports “Interfax”.

According to him, seven people were injured due to the bad weather. Now they are hospitalized. The Deputy of the center for emergency medical care Sergey Gumenyuk in an interview with “Interfax” reported that the hospitals of the city were nine people. He said two of the injured are in moderate condition. They were hospitalized after a lightning strike.

Pergament also noted that most of the storm affected Zelenograd and the North-East, Central, South-Eastern administrative district of Moscow. He added that to eliminate the consequence of a lightning storm involved about 1 thousand units of equipment and more than 1.5 thousand workers.

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Storm damage in Moscow

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin in his Twitter wrote that it was the strongest storm in recent years.

In the mayor’s office also said that residents of the city about 120 times reported to the dispatcher service of GUP mosvodostok on pools of water.

EMERCOM of Russia earlier in the morning reported 300 fallen trees and damaged 22 cars. According to the Agency, the city impounded 27 road sections. In Mozhaisk district of Moscow region remained without electricity for two villages. Were knocked down traffic lights, the beams in some areas of the city hail.

Metropolitan the met office said that in some places in the city fell to 37% of the monthly norm of precipitation.