Freezing rain and cold waves hit Germany, causing Munich Airport to temporarily suspend flights and being held responsible for a traffic accident that killed three people.
BERLIN — Germany was hit by freezing rain and cold weather, with Munich Airport temporarily suspending operations after being blamed for a traffic crash that killed three people on Tuesday.
A student has died in an accident involving a school bus in the Erzgebirge region of eastern Germany’s Saxony state, police said. At least 10 other school children were taken to the hospital. Two adults, including the bus driver, were seriously injured.
The bus slid into the side of a winter road maintenance vehicle in Sematal province, near the Czech border, German news agency dpa reported. The car then collided head-on with a tree, and the impact was so strong that the front of the car was severely damaged.
In Munich, all flights will be canceled or postponed between 6am and noon (5am to 11am GMT), and the airport will also announce that many flights scheduled for later in the day may also be affected by the bad weather. I was warned that it was sexual.
A Lufthansa flight from New York landed at noon, announcing the resumption of operations.
Germany’s second-largest airport had announced its temporary closure on Monday night following Tuesday’s weather forecast.
Flights were also suspended at Munich Airport on Saturday due to heavy snowfall in the city of Munich and the southern German state of Bavaria.
Two other people were killed in a collision between a car and a trailer on the A8 motorway in Upper Bavaria. Their car slipped under the back of a truck that was parked across the highway overnight Monday through Tuesday, police said, as freezing rain fell on the highway. did.
The A99 near Munich was closed in both directions after a 13-vehicle crash, the DPA reported. There was no immediate information about possible injuries.
Train operator Deutsche Bahn said traffic in the Munich area would be affected for several days.
Heavy snow has fallen in southern Germany, neighboring Austria and Switzerland, affecting public transport across the region and raising concerns about possible avalanches.