St. Jude storm hits Britain, two dead

Reports reveal that so far two people have been killed in Britain's worst storm for 26 years.

St. Jude storm hits Britain, two dead

World Bulletin / News Desk

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.

The BBC has also reported the death of a man in his fifties.

Police said they were called to the scene at 0718 GMT 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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