One Dead as Violent Winds Blow Sand Across Beaches in Northern France

One person was killed and several injured after sudden strong gusts of wind hit the coast of northern France on Saturday, June 18, local media reported.

Le Parisien, citing the Calvados prefecture, reported that a 31-year-old male kitesurfer died after a strong gust threw him into the window of a restaurant in Villers-sur-Mer. Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Video posted by Twitter user @armariagostonao shows sand blowing on a beach in Deauville.

The Calvados prefecture said the extreme weather would continue on Sunday with thunderstorms and gusts of up to 100 km/h predicted. Credit: @armariagostonao via Storyful

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