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Ophelia kills three in Ireland as European Hurricane

#Ireland, October 17, 2017 – Hurricane Ophelia killed three people in Ireland – a woman, who was parked when a tree fell onto her car; a man who was driving when a tree fell onto his car and another man, who fatally injured himself with a chainsaw while cutting up a downed tree left by the storm.

Some 360,000 customers were without electricity, 20,000 without water in early reports from Ireland.   Today in Scotland, Hurricane Ophelia has forced schools to close and there are hundreds of thousands without electricity including 245,000 homes and businesses.   Some 130 trees were cleared from the roads in the Isle of Man.

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