Winter weather kills 1, injures 8 in southern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy winds and snowfall early Friday led to accidents in southern and southwestern Germany that killed a woman in a car and injured eight on a bus.

The woman was killed in an accident on a snowy road in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany news agency dpa reported. Meanwhile, A bus from Croatia was tipped over by gusty winds in Tomerdingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg injuring eight people, two of them severely.

Several train routes were also shut down either as a precaution or by fallen trees.

On Thursday, the Europa League soccer match between Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt was postponed at short notice because of the approaching storm.

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German weather forecasts predicted that the wintry weather would be over soon, with temperatures rising again on the weekend.

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