This is the terrifying moment water crashed through the front windows of a ferry in rough waters, as Storm Ylenia battered Germany with 94mph winds.
Footage taken from inside the harbour ferry by a passenger shows the vessel being buffeted around as it sailed down the river Elba between Hamburg and Finkenwerder, before a huge wave breached it.
Frightened passengers were shown sitting at the front of the ferry directly in the path of the water when it smashed through the glass.
It comes as at least four people were killed as severe storms lashed central Europe on Thursday, with winds of up to 112 miles per hour causing widespread travel disruption.
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At least three people appeared to be knocked out of their seats by the deluge.
In the footage, the ferry’s bow is seen plunging into the river after cresting a wave, causing the water to rise up and burst through the windows.
After a moment of stunned surprise, other passengers were shown grabbing their belongings and fleeting towards the rear of the ferry in a bid to escape the flood.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Chris Jewers and Stephen Wynn-Davies