Source Pravda.Ru

More than 1 million Czech homes without power from storm

More than 1 million homes were left without electricity as hurricane-force winds battered Czech Republic overnight, officials said Friday.

Officials of the dominant CEZ utility reported that 27 percent of their customers, or more than 1 million, were left without electricity as the storm tore through the country.

CEZ declared a state of emergency Friday morning, meaning security forces can be used to restore energy supplies.

Winds peaked at 180 kph (112 mph) breaking trees, damaging buildings and disrupting transportation throughout the country.

Three people died in the storm in Czech Republic. One rescue worker was killed by a tree late Thursday and two men died in a car accident caused by a falling tree, reports AP.

Rail transportation was limited and one terminal of the Prague international airport was damaged, with the potential for delays in air traffic. Thousands of roads were blocked by falling trees.

The storm was forecast to recede Friday as unusually warm weather persists throughout the Czech Republic.

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

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