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A man has been crushed to death by a tree with fierce wind and rain battering parts of the UK.
The unnamed man, 26, was pronounced dead shortly after police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Darley Street in Sale, Manchester, yesterday (Thursday, October 6).
A second man was also injured by the tree. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after emergency services were called to the scene at around 3.30pm.
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Police have now appealed for CCTV or doorbell footage as they attempt to establish the full circumstances around the tragic incident.
Detective Inspector Jennifer Reeve of the Trafford division said: “This is a devastating incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends affected at this difficult time, especially of the man who sadly lost his life.
"I would also like to thank the public who tried to help at the time immediately after the incident happened, their actions were brave and appreciated by all the emergency services.
“We are continuing with our enquiries at this time to understand how the tree fell and are appealing for anyone in the local area to get in touch if they feel they have any information that may help.”
The family are being supported by specially-trained officers.
Anyone with any can pass them on by calling 101 quoting 2127 of the 06/10/22.
Alternatively, information can be sent via the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News in the aftermath of the incident, one resident said: "I didn't know what had gone on, I just heard a really loud noise earlier this afternoon – and not long after there were loads of police here closing off the road."
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Another Darley Street resident said: "I heard someone had passed away tonight. It is just so awful and sad to think this can happen so close to home, and my thoughts are with whoever's family is involved in all this."
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