Friday 22 September 2017

Woman killed in England as Storm Doris 'weather bomb' hits

Powerful winds from Storm Doris have battered large areas of the British Isles
Powerful winds from Storm Doris have battered large areas of the British Isles

A woman has been killed by falling debris in Wolverhampton city centre, amid high winds across the UK caused by Storm Doris.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it had been called to the incident. It said: "Two ambulances, an area support officer and two critical care paramedics were sent to the scene after 15 999 calls at 11.43am."

A spokesman added: "On arrival, crews found a woman who had suffered very serious head injuries. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "Police in Wolverhampton were called to the scene of a serious incident in Dudley Street at around 11.50am.

"Roads in the area are closed and motorists and pedestrians are being advised to avoid the city centre. The incident is believed to be related to Storm Doris."

The storm has wreaked havoc across Britain and brought gusts of almost 95mph.

A top wind speed of 94mph was recorded in Capel Curig, North Wales, as Doris rolled in, with 82mph also clocked in Aberdaron, North Wales, the Met Office said.

Meteorologists have called the storm a "weather bomb".

Independent News Service

Editors Choice

Also in World News