A photograph shows a damaged car after a tornado hit Zierikzee on June 27, 2022. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

A tornado has killed one person in the south-west of the Netherlands. The emergency services are still in the process of checking the exact number of victims, according to the authorities in the province of Zeeland.

At least ten people were injured, officials said. Nothing has been announced about her condition for the time being.

Meteorologists spoke of a weak tornado. According to the authorities, he left a trail of devastation in the holiday resort on the North Sea, which is also popular with German tourists.

Around 1 p.m. the storm raged over the city in the province of Zeeland. The devastation can be seen in videos and photos on social networks.

“The damage is considerable in some streets of Zierikzee,” the rescue services said. The hurricane not only uprooted trees, but also covered the roofs of several houses. According to the information, the front of a house collapsed. Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported that the tornado also knocked off a church roof and threw trampolines through the air.

The rescue workers called for people to stay away from the affected area so as not to hinder the police and fire brigade operations. There is also a risk of falling roof tiles and branches.