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WATCH: Storm obliterates scaffolding in Denmark


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:49 PM - A hurricane-force storm delivered pounding gusts across northern Europe, felling trees and ripping scaffolding from a building in Denmark.

Hurricane force gusts lashed northern Europe this week.

Winds up to 190 km/h were reported in Copenhagen, knocking down trees, blowing off roofs, and even toppling cars. 

In Britain, it was called the St. Jude's storm, in honour of the day celebrating the patron saint of lost causes.

It is responsible for at least 13 deaths, with 6 in Germany, 4 in Britain, and fatalities in the Netherlands, Denmark and France.

The storm saw the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys.

It was so bad at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport, passengers were unable to use boarding bridges to disembark from planes into terminals.

The storm was also responsible for generating huge waves off Portugal's Nazare coast, where a possible world record might have been set for largest wave ever surfed. 

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