Massive Europe storm kills 15 as winds reach 120 mph

Violent gusts uprooted trees and damaged buildings in what's being called one of the worst storms in years

By Lindsay Abrams

Published October 29, 2013 12:56PM (EDT)

A storm that ripped through northern and western Europe Monday has killed at least 15 and left tens of thousands without power. The death toll, for the most part caused by fallen trees, is distributed throughout Germany, Britain, Denmark, France and the Netherlands.

Video from the Associated Press, of scaffolding being torn from a building in Copenhagen, gives some idea of the winds' power in Denmark, where authorities say gales reached 120 mph:

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