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Storm Doris: Woman killed by falling debris

A woman has been killed in Wolverhampton city centre in a Storm Doris-related incident.

Flights have been cancelled and commuters faced travel chaos as Storm Doris hit the UK, with winds reaching speeds of more than 90mph.

A man was literally blown off his feet, the roof of a Lidl was blown off in Blackpool and Coronation Street had to stop filming.

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Rooftop scaffolding collapses in Storm Doris

Rooftop scaffolding has collapsed in the high winds of Storm Doris, forcing emergency services to close a main road through central London.

The collapse caused roads to close in Holborn, central London Credit: @graemedouglas

The scaffolding became dislodged at the top of the office block at the 1926-built Aldwych House, Holborn, due to the high winds.

It had been put into place as part of plans for a £15 million rooftop extension.

The scaffolding was dislodged by the high winds Credit: @James_Jones
The scaffolding was put in place as part of a £15m extension Credit: //

The roadway running beneath was closed off on Thursday afternoon and was not expected to reopen until 5pm.

Motorists were warned of long delays in the area.

The road is expected to reopen at 5pm Credit: @James_Jones

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