Third person killed in Ireland under the wrath of Hurricane Ophelia

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan

Gardaí and Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a serious traffic collision on a local road in Ravensdale, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

The alarm was raised at approximately 2.45pm when a car was struck by a tree. It is understood a male occupant of the car has been fatally injured.

A recovery operation is currently underway and no further details are available at this time. 

Further updates will follow.

A man was killed in Tipperary today when he was clearing trees in the middle of Hurricane Ophelia and a woman in her 20s was killed in a car crash caused by fallen trees.

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