Strawberry hut squashes German pensioner

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A 77-year-old German woman was killed after being crushed by a roadside hut selling strawberries that blew over in strong winds, authorities said Thursday.

The pensioner on Wednesday took shelter behind the hut when the weather suddenly worsened.

But a gust blew it on top of her, police in Konstanz in southern Germany said. She died from her injuries in hospital.

A woman also drowned in nearby Lake Constance after winds capsized her canoe.

Windy and stormy weather also left several others injured and snarled traffic in other areas of southern Germany.

© 2011 AFP

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