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18th Feb 2022

Storm Eunice: Falling tree kills woman in London

Steve Hopkins

The death is the second reported Friday

A woman in her 30s has died in London after a tree fell on her car as Storm Eunice continues to lash the UK.

The Met Police said Friday that officers were called shortly after 4pm to the incident in Muswell Hill Road, Haringey and that the passenger in the car – a woman in her 30s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s family has been informed, the Met said.

The driver of the vehicle, a man, also in his 30s, was also injured. He has been taken to hospital, but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

The death was the second reported Friday, with a man in his 60s earlier being killed after a tree fell on him as he cleared away storm debris.

Police in Ireland said the incident happened early Friday afternoon in Ballythomas, County Wexford.

The man was thought to have been working with a colleague cleaning up tree debris when he was killed, Metro reported.

That incident followed an earlier storm-related fatality on Thursday evening when a man died after falling from a lorry at work during strong winds from Storm Dudley.

The employee who was in his 60s, was said to have lost his balance and fallen around twelve feet from a double-decker wagon, while he tried to unload heavy goods in high winds in Maston Green, neat Solihull, ITV reported.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.