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Deadly storm in Europe pictures

A fierce storm battered northern Europe on 05/12/2013 Thursday, leaving three people dead or missing, causing mass transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades.

Thousands of people have been evacuated and hundreds rescued today as 140mph winds battered Britain in a hurricane force storm. A lorry driver died in Scotland when his vehicle toppled onto a number of cars and a man riding a mobility scooter in King's Park in Retford, Nottinghamshire was killed when hit by a falling tree.

The village that fell into the sea, Families left devastated as their beach side homes are destroyed after Britain's coastline is battered by the worst storm surge for SIXTY years.

More than 120,000 homes were left without power as the most serious tidal surge for 60 years is predicted to hit the east coast tonight. More than 10,000 homes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are being evacuated, while residents were also rescued in Rhyl, North Wales, and Merseyside.

Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed in the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland, while rail services were shut down in several countries and one of Europe’s longest bridges connecting Sweden to Denmark was to close. Tens of thousands of homes were also left without power as so called Storm Xaver tore through the area.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he had convened a meeting of the government’s emergency committee to ensure necessary measures were being taken.

The biggest fear across Europe was from a storm surge set to hit later yesterday which will coincide with high tides in many areas. British authorities said they had evacuated homes in Great Yarmouth, eastern England, and warned that people’s lives could be at risk.