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Residents' miracle escape as tree falls on Derby flats

The large tree came down in gale force winds last night in Parker Street Credit: ITV News Central/Darren Branston

A large tree has smashed into a block of flats in Derby after gale force winds of up to 80mph battered the region last night.

The roots of the mature tree were completely ripped out of the ground Credit: ITV News Central/Darren Branston

Residents had to be evacuated from the flats in Parker Street in the Five Lamps area of the city. No one was injured but four people are now in temporary accommodation.

Residents had to be evacuated from the flats last night Credit: ITV News Central/Darren Branston

The flats are managed by Derby Homes, and structural engineers are assessing the damage caused after the mature tree was ripped from the ground.

Structural engineers are now assessing the damage to the flat's roofs Credit: ITV News Central/Darren Branston

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