Storm Ali claims its second victim as a man is killed by a falling tree in Newry 2 months ago

Storm Ali claims its second victim as a man is killed by a falling tree in Newry

He’s the second person to have been killed in the storm.

A man has been killed after a tree collapsed on him in Newry today, according to reports.

The man, who is said to be in his 20s, was working in Slieve Gullion Forest Park earlier when the tree collapsed as a result of strong winds.

Police have since confirmed his death.

Another man in his 40s is in a serious condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

This comes after a woman was killed when her caravan was blown from a cliff in Galway.

The incident is said to have happened in Claddaghduff with emergency services arriving on the scene first thing this morning.

A search was carried out in the surrounding area of Acton Beach and gardaí confirmed the woman’s body was later found.

Met Éireann has advised “extreme caution” in the coastal areas of Clare, Connacht and Donegal.

Motorists have also been urged not to travel during the storm today unless absolutely necessary.

AA Roadwatch said that wind blown debris is likely to be an issue on many secondary roads across the country and that certain vehicles could be "vulnerable" on the road.

The storm has left over 140,000 homes and businesses without power.