Berlin, May 20 (AP) Thunderstorms have created havoc

across Germany leading to the derailment of a train with seven

people injured, flight cancellations at Hamburg’s airport and

a mudslide on a highway in the eastern part of the country.

The German news agency dpa reported today that a regional

train derailed near Stadtroda in eastern Germany after the

tracks were covered by a mudslide late yesterday. Seven people

were slightly injured and the tracks remained closed today.

Some 140 passengers had to spend the night on cots after

29 flights were canceled at Hamburg airport due to

thunderstorms and lightning. A highway near the eastern city

of Leipzig had to be closed after heavy rain caused a mudslide

late yesterday. (AP)

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.