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Europe storm deaths rise to 15; huge cleanup ahead

A a temporary marquee is blown over turned by heavy wind in Aabenraa, southern Jutland Denmark on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. A major storm swept Denmark with winds peaking at up to 200 kph, (approx 125 mph). A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 13 people were reported killed. It was one of the worst storms to hit the region in years. The deadly tempest had no formal name — and wasn't officially classified as a hurricane due to a meteorological standard — but it was dubbed the St. Jude storm (after the patron saint of lost causes) and stormageddon on social networks. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Claus Bonnerup) DENMARK OUT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Europe storm death toll has risen to 15 after Danish police say a driver was killed when he crashed into a tree knocked down by violent gusts.

Monday's storm was one of the worst in years in western and northern Europe. Authorities said Tuesday that dozens were injured in Denmark as wind gusts up to 194 kph (120 mph) swept across the country.

In Denmark, train passengers spent the night in a sports facility due to fallen trees on the tracks. The storm left a trail of uprooted trees, damaged buildings and collapsed scaffoldings across the country.

Germany had six deaths, Britain five, Denmark two and France and the Netherlands had one each.

Tens of thousands of people were without power Tuesday in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Latvia.