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Storm Malik: Woman Killed By Tree As 90mph Winds Hit The UK

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Storm Malik: Woman Killed By Tree As 90mph Winds Hit The UK

A 60-year-old woman has died as a result of a falling tree caused by Storm Malik.

Yesterday, January 28, a yellow weather warning was issued across Scotland, Northern Ireland and areas in the north of England in anticipation of gale-force winds reaching up to 80mph this weekend.

Indeed, the winds from Storm Malik have not only caused severe power cuts across the country - leaving roughly 62,000 homes without energy - but have also taken the life of a woman living in Aberdeen.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed the 'sudden death' of the woman in a statement, The Independent reports.

'Emergency services were called to Deveron Road in Aberdeen around 10.30am on Saturday 29th January to reports of a sudden death of a 6-year-old woman', they said.

The spokesperson detailed that there were 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding the woman's death and that a report would 'now be sent to the Procurator Fiscal'.

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Northern Powergrid revealed that its engineers were required to restore power to 26,000 customers as a result of Storm Malik.

However, the Met Office has warned that we're not out of the woods yet, with Storm Corrie expected to take over.

On Sunday, it's forecast that Scotland - particularly the northern half and north of the Central Belt - should expect 'very strong winds,' which will reach similar speeds of 80mph.

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By the late afternoon and evening, winds are even anticipated as reaching 90mph in more exposed coastal areas.

Dan Suri, the Met's chief meteorologist, noted: 'Storm Corrie will bring very strong winds to the north of the UK, especially northern Scotland, on Sunday. This follows just one day after Storm Malik moves though also bringing a spell of very strong winds.'

On Monday, Storm Corrie is expected to clear eastwards. The North West of England will be left with odd showers of rain and a blustery week.

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However, from Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach double figures and subsequently the weather is anticipated as becoming a lot milder.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, UK News, Weather, Scotland

Poppy Bilderbeck
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