Falling tree kills teenage girl as storm batters southern Britain

LONDON (REUTERS) - A teenage girl was killed when a tree fell onto her home while she slept during a fierce storm that battered southern Britain, police said on Monday.

Police said they were called to the scene at 0718 GMT (3.18pm Singapore time) in Hever in Kent following a report the 17-year-old was severely injured.

"Sadly, the 17-year-old died," police said in a statement."The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters.