3 killed as storm Eunice batters UK

Eunice, called "one of the deadliest storms in three decades," brought record-breaking winds to the UK, killing three people and causing extensive power outages, flight cancellations, and school closures.

According to media reports, a woman in her 30s was killed when a tree fell over her car in north London, a man in his 20s died when his truck collided with a fallen tree in southern England, and a man in his 50s died due to flying debris in northwestern England. The three people died on Friday.

According to the Met Office, wind speeds hit over 200 kilometres per hour on the Isle of Wight, provisionally the strongest one-off wind gust recorded in England. Eunice has previously received a rare red weather warning from the Met Office. After the top level warning was lifted, an amber warning was issued in portions of England and Wales, indicating that there is a possibility for life to be threatened. Several more were brought to the hospital after being injured by debris in separate incidents, according to the British police and London Ambulance Service. 

The O2 Arena in London, which hosts concerts and sporting events, was forced to close on Friday after a storm ripped pieces of its roof off. A concert scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled after around 1,000 people were evacuated. Hundreds of schools were closed across most of Wales and parts of England, including Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, and Bristol, as a result of the storm.

The storm has also caused significant travel delays. On Friday, all train services in Wales were halted, and more than 400 flights from or within the United Kingdom were cancelled.  The O2 Arena in London, which hosts concerts and sporting events, was forced to close on Friday after a storm ripped pieces of its roof off. A concert scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled after around 1,000 people were evacuated.

As the low-pressure system moved eastwards, the Met Office predicted major impacts from Storm Eunice will be seen over the weekend across southern and central parts of the UK. On Thursday, the British government called an emergency conference to consider the storm's response. The army was "on ready" to assist people affected, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

After storm Dudley slammed parts of Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland last week, leaving thousands of homes without power, Eunice is the second storm to hit the UK in a week.

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