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4 Jun, 2009 13:10

Powerful storm hits Moscow

On Wednesday night, the Russian capital was hit by a powerful storm uncommon for the region.

Heavy rainfall, winds with speeds of up to 17 meters per second, hail and lightning strikes hit Moscow and its neighborhoods.

Many trees, power lines and advertising billboards were damaged in the tempest.

At least 25 people suffered minor and moderate wounds, while thousands experienced power supply problems. No severe casualties have been reported.

A collection of photos published by bloggers caught by the storm is here.