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Woman Killed By Falling Tree In High Winds

The London Ambulance Service said the woman died at the scene in Knightsbridge, west London.

A spokeswoman said: "We were called at 11.40am to reports of a tree fallen on a person on Kensington Road.

"We sent an ambulance crew, a responder by car, an advanced paramedic, a medical team from London's Air Ambulance by car and a duty officer to the scene.

"Sadly, despite our attempts to resuscitate the patient, a woman died at the scene."

Meanwhile, three women - one of them believed to be a wheelchair user - have been injured by a falling tree in West Sussex.

They were taken to hospital after the incident at the Southwick Recreation Ground just before 10am on Tuesday morning.

Hurricane Gonzalo - which at its peak sustained winds of 110mph - caused severe damage and a power blackout when it hit Bermuda at the end of last week.

A yellow weather warning is in place across most of the UK as the storm concludes its journey across the Atlantic.

A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said 10% of flights with its biggest 20 carriers would be cancelled due to high winds, and more than 100 journeys have been axed so far.

"We do not know exactly how many passengers or flights that will have an impact on, although the cancellations are only expected for Tuesday," the spokesman said.

Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "Although it will be sunny for most places, it will also feel chilly, mainly due to the winds that will be gusting up to 50mph for most places, and up to 70mph across exposed parts of the North and West.

"However, later this afternoon the winds will tend to ease from the South West and it should dry up across the Republic of Ireland and southern England later."





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