Woman dies after caravan blows off cliff as Storm Ali hits
A woman has died after the caravan she was in blew off a cliff in Galway, Ireland.
It’s been reported the body of a woman in her 50s was found on a beach at Claddaghduff in County Galway on Wednesday morning.
Irish President Michael D Higgins shared his condolences to the victim’s family, stating: "I was deeply saddened to learn that Storm Ali has already claimed one victim today in Claddaghduff, Co Galway.” He added: "As President of Ireland, may I express my deepest condolences to her family."
A Garda statement said: "At approximately 7.45am a report was received that a caravan had blown off the cliff at the above location. A search was carried out at the scene on the beach and after a short time the body of a female in her 50s was recovered."
An amber warning has been issued in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England.
Up to 50,000 homes in Ireland are now without power as warnings of flying debris, power cuts and travel disruptions become reality.