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Boy aged 9 killed by fallen tree!

A nine-year-old boy has died after he was crushed by a falling tree as Storm Malik hits the UK with winds over 80mph.

Police received a report at 1pm on Saturday that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man in Hollington Road, Staffordshire.

They were were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, the child passed away.

In a statement,Staffordshire Police said: “Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a nine-year-old boy passed away.

“The boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. The man remains in hospital.

“A scene remains at the location, where people are asked to avoid the area. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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