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Flights cancelled, boy killed as heavy snow sweeps Germany.

Berlin, Jan. 11 (BNA): Around 210 local and international flights were canceled at the airports in Frankfurt and Munich due to heavy snow sweeping the southern and southcentral region of Germany.

The administrations at both airports decided to cancel the flights to avoid hazards that might cause slides and other mishaps, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Though the weather is improving gradually, the airports have maintained their decision to cancel flights until airline companies and other competent authorities choose otherwise.

A nine-year-old boy deied on Thursday near Munich as a result of the severe weather that continues to cause traffic jams and avalanches, according to The Local website .

Many roads are closed because of the snow masses and fallen trees, which pose a continual danger.

The boy was killed on Thursday by a falling tree in Aying that collapsed under the heavy snow load, police reported.

witnesses discovered the boy buried under the snow after 40 minutes and alerted rescue workers.

According to the police, the tree, about 10 meters tall, stood on a private property and fell onto an access road.

DPA reported on Friday morning that hundreds of people were trapped in the Berchtesgaden area on the Austrian border because access roads were closed.

The toll of weather-related deaths reported across Europe over the past week has reached 17.

(Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA)

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Date:Jan 11, 2019
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