European stocks were sold off sharply on Thursday, tracking a wider stock-market exodus, as investors once again fretted over global economic growth and the rout in oil prices.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index slumped 3.7% to 303.58, marking its lowest close since September 2013.

Crude-oil prices slid below $27 a barrel during Thursday’s session, but had pared losses to trade down 0.9% at $27.16 at the time of the European market close.

Source: MarketWatch