One person has been killed and at least 10 injured after a tornado swept through a coastal town in Zeeland, the local safety board has confirmed.
The storm ripped the roofs off four houses and tore down trees in Zierikzee, on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland, at around 1pm on Monday.
Fire crews and ambulances were called to Calandweg and Havenplein as the local safety board declared a GRIP 2 situation, meaning the incident could have a wider impact on the surrounding area.
Witnesses said the tornado had sent roof tiles and garden furniture flying across the street.
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Weather bureau Weerplaza said the whirlwind started over the water and then moved onshore.
The emergency services have urged people to stay home, not to try and help, and warned that loose branches and roof tiles still pose a danger to the public.
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