Storm Babet claims second life as Met Office issues another urgent red alert
A second person was killed in Storm Babet after a tree fell on a van as winds reaching 70mph batter the nation.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in Angus, Scotland, but the 56-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 5.05pm on Thursday, 19 October, 2023, police received a report of a one-vehicle crash in which a tree struck a van on the B9127 at Whigstreet near Forfar.
“Emergency services attended, however, the 56-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Next of kin have been informed and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
“The road remains closed.”
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