Terrifying moment 98ft crane is blown over crushing two workers to death as storms rip through Europe

 THIS is the terrifying moment a 98ft crane is blown over by strong winds crushing two workers to death.

It comes as a series of storms has battered Europe in the past days, with the UK recording gales of 122mph, by Storm Eunice

A crane was blown over during the storm
A crane was blown over during the stormCredit: Andrzej Parchyta via Storyful
It crashed two workers to death and left another two injured
It crashed two workers to death and left another two injuredCredit: Andrzej Parchyta via Storyful

Shocking footage shows debris in the air while moments later a crane on a construction site gets knocked over, disappearing behind an apartment block in Krakow, Poland.

Police said the crane crushed two workers and injured another two, local media reported.

One of the workers was reportedly working on the roof of the building while the second one was on the ground, on Thursday.

One of them was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died later from his injuries, Vertikal.net reported.

The crane was out of service at the time of the storm as Poland’s weather service recorded wind speeds of nearly 40mph in the area on Thursday.

Cops have also launched an investigation into the cause of the incident and whether safety measures were taken ahead of the extreme weather conditions.A spokesperson for the developer the Murapol Group told the outlet in a statement that all the cranes at their sites across the country "were taken out of service and put into their safe out of service wind mode."

They added that "there was no operator in the cabin of the machine" but "unfortunately, four people working for a sub-contractor were injured, one fatally. "

Meanwhile, the killer storm left four dead in the UK and plunged 1.3m homes into darkness on Friday.

Eunice brought down trees, tore roofs from houses, and toppled power lines.

Damage was caused to London’s O2 Arena, similar to the Netherlands, where the roof of the Cars Jeans Stadion was partly blown away.

Shocking footage shows the moment a wave caused by Storm Dudley smashed through a ferry window.

Now Brits are bracing themselves for more chaos as storm Franklin is set to hit the country with 80mph gales.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for today and tomorrow, with millions facing misery from high winds as they travel to work on Monday.

Forecasters say blasts will cause even more power cuts, transport delays, and damage in the third storm in just a few days.

There are currently 317 flood warnings and alerts in place
There are currently 317 flood warnings and alerts in place
Killer storm Eunice took down trees across the country
Killer storm Eunice took down trees across the country

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