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Monday, 27 December, 1999, 15:53 GMT
In pictures: Storms ravage Europe


Eiffel tower

France bore the brunt of the storms, which carved a trail of destruction through Europe after roaring in from the Atlantic on Sunday.


Trees downed in Versailles

Around 5,000 to 6,000 trees were blown over in the grounds of Versailles palace, near Paris, including one planted by Napoleon Bonaparte.


trees Montsouris park in Paris

Mayor Jean Tiberi has asked the government to declare the city a disaster area to speed up insurance payments to people whose houses or cars were damaged.


Strollers walk along the shore of Lac Leman, Switzerland

Freak winds ravaged Switzerland, where 11 people died, including two in a ski gondola brought down in the Alps.


A crane destroyed a car during heavy storms in Zurich, Switzerland

The gales, among the worst in living memory, toppled cranes as well as trees.


Spanish bus tips over in Austria

A Spanish double-decker bus overturned near Zams in Tyrol, Austria, with 71 passengers on board on Sunday evening.


Strollers make their way through heavy storms at Lake Chiemsee south of Munich

At least 15 people died and hundreds were hurt in Germany which also suffered widespread power cuts.


Crane blown over on Munich construction site

The storm damage in Germany is expected to run into millions of dollars
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