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UK storm: Teenager dies in Kent after tree falls on her caravan

By SamanthaPayne  |  Posted: October 28, 2013

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A TEENAGER in Edenbridge has died after a tree fell down on the caravan she was sleeping in this morning.

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Police were called to Lydens Lane in Hever, Edenbridge at 7.18am this morning after a report that the 17-year-old girl was seriously injured after a tree fell onto the static home she was sleeping in.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to the scene and used saws to free her.

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But the girl died at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Meanwhile there is still disruption to train services following the storm's arrival this morning, which has quickly moved on towards Holland.

Southeastern said more than 50 trees fell down across its network.

An hourly service is now running between Tonbridge and Charing Cross, from Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross and half-hourly from Sevenoaks to Blackfriars services.

On the roads the M25 anti-clockwise is closed at junction J31 due to an accident. The road expected to re-open from 1pm.

It is estimated up to 260,000 homes are without electricity across the country.

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