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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings.

Police on Friday said Robert Makowski, deputy mayor of Wolomin, a town near Warsaw, died as a result of his injuries sustained late Thursday.

Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for firefighters, said they responded more than 4,300 times as a result of the storms and that on Friday morning 74,000 households were without electricity.

Among the injured was a firefighter hurt while trying to secure a roof in northern Poland.

About a dozen fires also broke when the storm damaged power lines.