Woman killed by flying debris as storm Doris batters Britain

A woman struggles against the elements on the seafront at Seaham, north-east England, Feb 22, 2017.
A woman struggles against the elements on the seafront at Seaham, north-east England, Feb 22, 2017.PHOTO: EPA
Storm-driven waves crash against the seafront at Seaham, north east England, Feb 22, 2017.
Storm-driven waves crash against the seafront at Seaham, north east England, Feb 22, 2017.PHOTO: EPA
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England, as Storm Doris hits Britain.
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England, as Storm Doris hits Britain.PHOTO: AFP

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.

In Cambridgeshire, eastern England, 11 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries when a double-decker bus was blown onto its side.

Doris brought winds of up to 150kmh 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.