Man dies as 100mph winds batter U.K.

Feb 13, 2014, 12:45 AM EST
Storm waves crash over the Longships Lighthouse just off Lands End on February 12, 2014 in Cornwall, England.
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A man has died apparently trying to clear a fallen tree as hurricane-force winds batter parts of the U.K. The dead man, believed to be in his 70s, was killed after the tree brought down power cables in Wiltshire. Gusts of over 100mph were recorded as Met Office "red warnings", the first of the winter, were issued. Sixteen severe flood warnings remain in place.
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