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UK Storm 2013: St Jude storm in Britain kills 4

Update 2013/10/29; 06:50 UTCAltogether 13 people have been killed due to St Jude storm. Out of 13, six death have been reported from Germany, five in Britain and one each in Netherlands and Denmark.

Update 15:55 UTC
-Death toll from storm in UK has risen to four. London Fire Brigade has confirmed another fatality from a gas explosion on Bath Road in Hounslow. Altogether storm has claimed lives of five people in UK (4) and Netherlands (1).
-Several bridges have been closed in Denmark as the storm hit the west coast of Jutland.
-Sweden has cancelled all passenger trains in the south of the country.

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St Jude storm in Britain has claimed lives of at least three people and left hundreds of thousands of homes without power.

In Hounslow, west London, one man died in house collapse following a suspected gas explosion. Three houses collapsed and two others were damaged following the explosion this morning, London Fire Brigade said in its website. Similarly a sleeping teenage girl died when a tree fell on a caravan in Edenbridge, Kent.

Winds of up to 100mph has swept through the southern UK, The Guardian reported in its live reporting section.

Heathrow Airport has cancelled more than 130 flights and express trains between central London and Gatwick have been cancelled.

According to the Energy Networks Association, some 300,000 homes are currently having power cuts..

Around 12 flood warnings are in place across the South West, the Midlands and the East of England, the Environment Agency said.

St. Jude storm is currently battering the UK, the Netherlands, and France. A tree fallen by heavy winds killed a woman in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Photo below shows a car crushed under a fallen tree in London (Source: Rex Features, The Guardian).


Below are you tube videos on UK storm 2013.


Original post: Natural Disasters List October 28, 2013