Clean-up operation will take several weeks

A Swiss forestry official describes his territory, which includes the capital Berne, as having been badly beaten by gale-force winds. The site resembles a battlefield, as an estimated 50,000 cubic metres have been destroyed.

This content was published on January 4, 2000 - 13:45
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