Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany, Austria and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted, and schools shut, BBC reported.
The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree.
The front of a Swiss hotel was hit by an avalanche and a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway. Austrian rescuers had to battle through chest-deep snow to reach a snowboarder.
The series of storms have killed at least 21 people over the past week in eastern and northern Europe, according to the Associat...