Four people die as St Jude leaves trail of destruction
A 17-year-old girl was among four people killed as hurricane-force winds battered England, leaving a trail of destruction and disruption.
Bethany “Gia” Freeman was crushed as a 30ft tree fell on the static home where she was sleeping in Hever, near Edenbridge, Kent, at 7.18am.
“Loving husband” and father-of-three Donal Drohan, 51, originally from Waterford in Ireland, died after his car was hit by a tree at the bridge over the River Colne in Watford. A man in his 40s and a woman also died, trapped under rubble when an uprooted tree caused a gas blast in London.
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