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Man dies after car was hit by fallen tree as Storm Arwen hits the UK

A man in Northern Ireland has died after his car was hit by a fallen tree as Storm Arwen hits the UK.

The incident occurred on the Dublin Road in Antrim, just as the Met Office issued a red warning for strong winds.

Gusts are expected to reach 55mph to 65mph in Northern Ireland, while in parts of north-east England and Scotland red weather warnings have been issued as winds are expected to reach up to 90-100mph.

Scotland’s police force have urged people living in areas of the nation covered by a red warning not to travel by car “under any circumstances”.

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