A severe storm that swept over parts of Croatia and Serbia on Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 2017, killed 8 people and injured at least 140 as it reached western Romania late Sunday. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects. According to local media, winds reached speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph), bringing down hundreds of trees, electricity poles, overturning vehicles and damaging

houses. The most affected areas were Timis and Arad counties, where six people lost their lives. A woman died after being hit by the branches of a tree at the city zoo in Timisoara. Another man lost his life after a billboard fell on his car. Two people were also killed in Bistrita-Nasaud county, in Northern Romania. One of them was hit by a tree in the city’s park, according to Romania Insider. READ MORE