Hurricane-force winds strike central and northern Portugal

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Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight, with winds gusting up to 176 kilometres per hour. Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localized flooding, hundreds of trees uprooted and a number of flights cancelled. The storm, one of the most powerful to ever hit the country, is now passing over northern Spain. The worst-affected areas in Portugal were around the capital, Lisbon, and in the districts of Coimbra and Leiria

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