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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 July, 2003, 12:57 GMT 13:57 UK
In pictures: France's surprise storm
A driver looks at his damaged truck under a part of the roof of the Air France office in the freight zone near Bordeaux airport
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Winds of more than 94mph tore through trucks and freight buildings near Bordeaux airport to begin with
A man looks at a trailer destroyed by a fallen tree at the La Rive campground near Biscarosse
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"Trees came down one after and everything was flying," one local resident said
A man looks at his trailer destroyed by a fallen tree at the La Rive campground near Biscarosse
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The storms ravaged campsites and holiday villages, killing four people and leaving nine others seriously injured
A camper clears his caravan from branches with a chainsaw at the Gennes campsite, central France
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Two Dutch tourists were killed when falling trees crushed tents, caravans and cars at a campsite in Biscarosse
Firefighters clear fallen trees at the La Rive campground near Biscarosse
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Winds and hailstorms knocked out power supplies and shut off roads in the area
People sift through the debris of their trailer after it was crushed by a fallen tree at the La Rive campground
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Tearful holidaymakers were picking through the debris before leaving for home
Campers shelter in a sports hall at Biscarosse
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Campers sheltered in a sports hall at Biscarosse after being evacuated from the La Rive campground
Campers shelter in a sports hall at Biscarosse
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Many of the shaken campers said on Wednesday they would be spending the rest of their holidays elsewhere






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