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Man killed in Louth as tree falls on his car

The incident occurred in Ravensdale, near Dundalk.
Oct 16th 2017, 4:15 PM 62,641 35

A MAN HAS died after the car he was travelling in was struck by a falling tree in Louth.

The incident occurred at 2.45pm in Ravensdale, near Dundalk. A male occupant of the car was fatally injured.

Gardaí said a recovery operation is currently underway.

Sinn Féin leader and Louth TD Gerry Adams expressed his “shock and deep sadness” on hearing the news.

I want to extend by condolences to the families of those citizens who have lost their lives as a result of Storm Ophelia, and especially to the family of the person killed by a falling tree in Ravensdale this afternoon.

“Storm Ophelia has already caused significant damage as it makes its way across the island of Ireland.

“I would urge everyone to heed the advice of the emergency services and stay indoors.

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“And I want to commend the courage of the first responders who are risking life and limb helping those in trouble.”

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