sunny.png
Sunday February 23rd, 2020 6:03PM

Luxembourg prime minister promises aid for tornado victims

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

BERLIN (AP) — Luxembourg's prime minister has promised financial aid will be available to help people who had homes damaged or destroyed by a rare tornado.

Luxembourg newspaper Tageblatt reported Sunday that tornado victims would soon be able to access application forms on a government website and quoted Prime Minister Xavier Bettel as saying, "We're ready to take on responsibility."

The Friday tornado injured 19 people. Tageblatt says one of the two with serious injuries suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition.

Hundreds of firefighters, soldiers, police officers and volunteers cleaned up debris left behind.

Tageblatt says tornado-related damage has been reported at 314 buildings and around 80 homes are inhabitable.

Tornadoes are very unusual in Europe, where fierce gales that are more the norm also pose danger and cause damage.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games
Fencer, hammer thrower stage protests on medals stand at Pan Am Games
2:03PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Luxembourg prime minister promises aid for tornado victims
Luxembourg's prime minister has promised that financial aid will be available to help people who had homes damaged or destroyed by a rare tornado
1:59PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Epstein dies in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on
Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide in jail, prompting an investigation into his death and assurance from a U.S. official that allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy will not be cast aside
1:58PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
When light is lethal: Moroccans struggle with skin disorder
Families in Morocco are fighting for awareness and government help about a rare genetic disorder that causes a life-threatening sensitivity to light
12:17PM ( 2 hours ago )
UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's Aden
Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates have begun withdrawing from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden
11:55AM ( 2 hours ago )
Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site
Clashes erupt between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police at a major Jerusalem holy site
11:50AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP World News
Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games
Fencer, hammer thrower stage protests on medals stand at Pan Am Games
2:03PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Epstein dies in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on
Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide in jail, prompting an investigation into his death and assurance from a U.S. official that allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy will not be cast aside
1:58PM ( 23 minutes ago )
'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers
'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers
1:52PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Man U beats Chelsea 4-0 to ruin Lampard's EPL coaching debut
Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to ruin Frank Lampard's debut as a Premier League coach in their season-opening game
1:48PM ( 34 minutes ago )
No chaos this time as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th
Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert
1:34PM ( 47 minutes ago )