By Ivan Mwine
Two people have been confirmed dead, hundreds others eft homeless and property worth millions of pounds lost after Storm Eunice ravaged several parts of the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe on Friday.
A woman was killed in Muswell Hill in north London on Friday after a tree fell on her car, according to a statement from the London Fire Brigade, reports from CNN indicate.
“Firefighters rescued two people from a car after a tree fell on it during the storm,” according to a statement. One man sustained injuries and was subsequently taken to the hospital after being treated at the scene, according to the statement.
Also, a man in his 50s was also killed on Friday while driving his car in the Switch Island/ Dunningsbridge Road area of Liverpool in northwest England, according to a press release from Merseyside Police.
The London Fire Brigade declared a major incident earlier Friday due to a high volume of emergency calls about incidents related to the storm.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan paid tribute to the woman who died in a tweet on Friday, saying his “thoughts and prayers are with the families of the woman who tragically lost her life.”
He also sent a message of support to the “man who was seriously injured” in Highgate in north London on Friday.
Meanwhile, reports also indicate that in Ireland, a man was killed by a fallen tree due to the storm.
Reports also indicate that at least three people were killed by felled trees in Amsterdam on Friday, according to tweets from the Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Brigade (Brandweer AA).
The fire brigade said it received a report at 3 p.m. local time of someone “who had ended up under a fallen tree” on Aalsmeerweg street in the Amsterdam-Zuid district.
“The fire brigade freed this person, who was immediately transported to the hospital. They have unfortunately passed away,” according to a tweet.
Brandweer AA later said a tree had fallen on a car on Weesperstraat, in the Diemen municipality, adding that “a person who was in the car died as a result.