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British landmarks damaged by storms as PM suspects climate change

Published on Jan 8, 2014 10:49 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Fierce storms have destroyed several ancient landmarks on Britain's coastline with Prime Minister David Cameron saying on Wednesday he suspects climate change is to blame for the extreme weather.

A giant rock arch and a huge pillar of stone on the south coast of England both simply crumbled away under the onslaught of massive waves, strong winds and high tides battering the island nation in recent days.

Many parts of Britain have also suffered from flooding caused by heavy rain.

Seven people have died in storms since Dec 23.

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