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16th Oct 2017

Public Warned To Stay Indoors Following Second Hurricane Ophelia Fatality

Megan Cassidy

A man in Tipperary has lost his life this afternoon, in an incident with a fallen tree. 

It is believed that the man in his 30s was fatally injured when he was struck with a chainsaw after attempting to clear the fallen tree. 

Gardaí confirmed the man was injured at around 12:30pm in Ballybrado, Cahir. He later passed away and his body was removed to Clonmel hospital. 

It is the second fatality since Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland this morning, after a woman in Waterford died when a tree fell on her car. 

In the wake of the deaths Gardaí are advising people to stay indoors. 

In a statement they said: “Do not put your life or the lives of the emergency services at risk by travelling unless absolutely necessary.

“Please be advised if you require urgent assistance of the emergency services to dial 999.”