Falling tree kills teenage girl in British storm

Falling tree kills teenage girl in British storm
Theo Harcourt, a 13-year-old student, jumps over a fallen tree as he makes his way to school in Islington, north London October 28, 2013, after strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges before the start of rush-hour.

LONDON - A teenage girl was killed when a tree fell onto her home while she slept during a fierce storm that battered southern Britain, police said on Monday.

Police said they were called to the scene at 07:18 a.m. in Hever in Kent following a report the 17-year old was severely injured.

"Sadly the 17-year old died," police said in a statement. "The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters.


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