At Least One Dead After Rare Tornado Strikes Coastal City in Netherlands

A rare tornado struck the city of Zierikzee, Netherlands, on June 27, killing at least one person, local news reported.

Video recorded by Lukas Fladung shows various clips of a funnel cloud swirling above the city, as dark clouds cover the sky.

“The tornado was building up slowly and not stable,” Fladung told Storyful. “It curved into our direction.”

Zeeland Veilig provided updates on Monday afternoon, stating that there was one fatality and nine injuries as a result of the tornado.

According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, tornadoes are rare in the country. The last time a fatal tornado struck the Netherlands was in 1992. Credit: Lukas Fladung via Storyful