A car was overturned and roofs were destroyed during a tornado struck overnight in northwest Germany in the latest spate of storms in Northern Europe. Bocholt, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with wind speeds of 181 to 253 kilometers per hour (112 to 157 mph), according to the German Meteorological Service, or DWD. "There's a tornado in Bocholt last night," DWD meteorologist Andreas Friedrich told CNN. "It's the fifth confirmed tornado in Germany this year." Karsten Tersteegen, a spokesman for the city of Bocholt, told CNN that the medium-strength tornado was "wreaked havoc in one stretch of a road." "A total of nine houses were damaged, and about 100 trees have been uprooted, "he said. "Roof tiles were swirled around, and one roof came off completely. Windows and winter gardens were damaged. 10 meters in the air, and other cars were damaged. " The incident commander for Bocholt's fire services noted that the town was "lucky it occurred at night."
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