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Storm Malik Hits Northern Europe With Force; At Least 4 Dead

Waves crash against a sailboat in Elsinore, Denmark, on Jan. 30.

Waves crash against a sailboat in Elsinore, Denmark, on Jan. 30.

Photographer: Keld Navntoft/Ritzau Scanpix/AP Photo

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Helsinki (AP) -- A powerful winter storm swept through northern Europe over the weekend, killing at least four people, destroying houses and cars, closing bridges and causing flooding and halting transport while leaving thousands of households without electricity.

Storm Malik was advancing in the Nordic region on Sunday, bringing strong gusts of wind, and extensive rain and snowfall in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.