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2 boys die in Austria after generator poisons family

2 boys die in Austria after generator poisons family
Authorities in Austria say two young boys have died from carbon monoxide poisoning and their mother is fighting for her life after the family used an emergency generator during a power outage

Authorities in Áustria said Tuesday that two young boys have died from carbon monoxide poisoning and their mother is fighting for her life after the family used an emergency generator during a power outage.

Upper Austria police said they were called Monday to a house in the town of Lasberg where three seriously ill people were reported to be in the basement.

First responders found high levels of carbon monoxidea toxic, odorless gas that can accumulate in unventilated roomsand rushed the boys , ages 5 e 2, and their 32-year-old mother to nearby hospitals.

“In the evening, it transpired that both children had sadly died,” police said in a statement, adding that the mother remained in “extremely critical condition.”

The heavy storm that caused the power outage also caused injuries and damage in Suíça e Itália on Monday..

In Switzerland, police said falling branches killed a 6-month-old baby and injured three other people.

On the other side of the Alps, a violent hailstorm in northern Italy brought part of the highway between Milan and Naples to a brief standstill

Videos broadcast by italiano weather channel Meteo Weather 24 showed dozens of cars with large dents and smashed windscreens.

Several people were hurt, mainly by glass shards from cracked windscreens. No one is believed to have been seriously injured.

Storms have caused scores of deaths and widespread damage in Europa this month. Heavy flooding in western Germany and neighboring Belgium claimed more than 210 lives two weeks ago.