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Storm leave thousands without power

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Storm leaves thousands without power  

Thousands of homes have been left without power after stormy weather hit Scotland and North-east England over the weekend. 

Storms Malik and Corrie are said to have left around 14,000 residents without power. 

Two people, a boy in Staffordshire and a woman in Aberdeen, were sadly killed due to the severe weather conditions.

Schools in Scotland have suggested they could close or delay opening on Monday.

Rail services between Edinburgh and Newcastle have also suffered major disruptions.

This comes after the Met Office issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. 

An estimated 65,000 properties in Scotland and 80,000 in England have been affected by power losses caused by Storm Malik. 

A major incident was declared in County Durham causing road closures. The aftermath of Storm Malik was also apparent in Northumberland and Bradford as cars were hit with trees and bricks. 

According to Staffordshire police; “a 72-year-old man remains in hospital after being hit by a tree

A nine-year-old boy died in the same incident.”

Around 4,000 remain without power whilst Storm Corrie affected an additional 3,000 customers. 

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