6-year-old girl killed in Germany as rare tornado hits the nation

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old girl has died of injuries sustained when a tree fell on the car she was traveling in as a rare tornado ripped through eastern Germany.

Police spokesman Wolfgang Kiessling in Dresden said Tuesday the girl was taken to the hospital late Monday where she died of her injuries.

Three other people in the village of Grossenhain also were injured.

Firefighters and emergency assistance crews were helping to clear fallen trees from roads and railway tracks on Tuesday as residents in the state of Saxony took stock after the storm that tore roofs off houses and scattered debris.

There was no estimate on the amount of damage.