Woman killed by flying debris as storm Doris batters Britain

 Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England.
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England.PHOTO: AFP
High winds blows commuters hair as they cross London Bridge, in view of The Shard, during the approach of the 'Storm Doris' weather front in London, UK.
High winds blows commuters hair as they cross London Bridge, in view of The Shard, during the approach of the 'Storm Doris' weather front in London, UK.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BROAD HAVEN, Wales (REUTERS) - A woman was killed by flying debris on Thursday (Feb 23) as storm Doris battered Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic.

The woman died from serious head injuries when she was hit by debris falling into the street in the Midlands city of Wolverhampton, emergency services said.

Doris brought winds of up to 94 miles (151 kilometres) per hour in Wales, heavy snow forced school closures in Scotland and power was cut to thousands of homes in Ireland.

Some flights were cancelled and many travellers faced train and road delays.