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Man killed in Tipperary by falling tree limb

Gardaí are advising members of the public to stay indoors until the storm has passed.

Image: Leah Farrell

A MAN HAS been killed in an incident in Ballybrado, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

Gardaí said the man in his 30s was injured at 12.30pm. He was clearing a fallen tree with a chainsaw when the limb of another tree fell on him.

His body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

Gardaí said they continue to advise all persons to stay indoors and not to venture out.

“Do not put your life or the lives of the emergency services at risk by travelling unless absolutely necessary,” they said in a statement. “Please be advised if you require urgent assistance of the emergency services to dial 999.”

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