The number of victims of the storm “Ophelia” in Ireland increased to three people

The number of victims of the storm “Ophelia” in Ireland increased to three people

The victim was a man, a car which the tree fell.


MOSCOW, October 16. /TASS/. At least three people were killed in Ireland in the storm “Ophelia”. This was announced on Monday, the national TV station RTE.

Earlier it was reported that two people were killed by falling trees in the counties of Waterford and Tipperary. The third fatal case was recorded in County Louth. The victim was a man, the car in which he was staying, the tree also fell.

As previously reported by RTE, approximately 360 thousand homes were left without electricity in the southern part of the country due to damage to power lines.

Also Some damage to the property of our close and supportive neighbours which we will work together to fix in the coming days #Ophelia #DCS

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Dublin international airport earlier announced the cancellation of 130 flights. In the capital stopped work of city transport, police urged Dubliners to abandon the use of cars and unnecessarily not to leave the house.

According to the National weather service of Ireland, gusts of wind in a zone of distribution of the storm front reaches the 200 km/h.

Meteorologists have classificabili Atlantic hurricane “Ophelia” to a post-tropical storm, but warn that we are talking about the most significant weather disaster in Ireland in the last 50 years.