Austria News

Flood Damages UNESCO Heritage Site in Austria

A flash flood unleashed by a major thunderstorm has inundated the Austrian village of Hallstatt, which has been awarded special status by the U.N. because of its unique beauty. The storm late Tuesday turned the placid village creek into a …

Flaming Car Driven to Fire Station in Austria

Some Austrian firefighters didn’t have to leave their station to deal with a recent alarm. The blaze came to them instead. Fireman Roland Brandl says that colleagues were doing chores at the station in the town of Pregarten Wednesday when …

Massive Landslide Blocks Major Austrian Roadway

A massive landslide has buried a section of the main road connecting much of Austria’s Tyrol province with the city of Salzburg to the east, and emergency crews fear a car may be trapped under the rubble. They say tons …

1 Dead in Austrian Pileup With up to 100 Vehicles

A fire department official says up to 100 vehicles have collided on a snow-slicked stretch of an Austrian highway, leaving one person dead. Franz Resperger of the Lower Austrian fire department says the accident occurred late Tuesday about 60 kilometers …

Austria: 1 Dead After Accident During Storm

Austrian authorities say a man has died and several other people were injured after a tree limb crashed into tents at a festival during a storm. The security department in Lower Austria province said Sunday that a 50-year-old local resident …