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Storm Ali - Oil delivery driver has lucky escape when tree falls on cab

  A tree fell on the cab of a lorry in south Belfast as Storm Ali caused damage across Ireland. Picture by Mal McCann on Twitter
Digital Staff

A lorry driver had a lucky escape when a tree fell on his cab, crushing it and shattering the windscreen.

It happened this morning in south Belfast as the oil delivery driver made his way along Osborne Park.

It is understood the man received medical treatment.

Trees have fallen across Ireland, leading to road closures and power cuts. By noon around 51,000 homes and businesses were without electricity according to NIE while in the Republic ESB Networks said 186,000 customers were without power at 12.45pm. A woman died in Co Galway when a caravan was blown off cliffs.

The Met Office said a gust of 91 miles per hour was recorded at Killowen in Co Down.

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