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Hurricane Katia: 80mph winds as Britain takes a battering

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/09/2011

Martin Wainwright and Henry McDonald

"A motorist was killed as the tail-end of Hurricane Katia lashed parts of Britain and Ireland with gusts of wind at more than 80mph on Monday. The weather caused disruption to rail services and forced a stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race to be closed. Thousands were without power on Monday night.

"In County Durham, a tree hit a car on the A688 at about 3 pm, killing its driver. Durham police also said a passenger in the car was taken to hospital in Darlington with injuries.

"An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital in Bradford on Monday after he was struck by a roof blown off a garage. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. West Yorkshire fire service said the boy was rescued from the debris by firefighters and taken to hospital. They reported that other incidents they responded to included two in which telegraph poles had come down, setting fields on fire."

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"Hurricane Katia: 80mph winds as Britain takes a battering", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/hurricane-katia-80mph-winds-as-britain-takes-a-battering