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Tuesday, 10 December, 2002, 13:28 GMT
Two killed by falling tree
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Officers believe the tree was felled by a gust of wind
Two people have died after part of a tree fell on their car in south-west London.

Police and fire crews were called to Trinity Road in Wandsworth at 2100 GMT on Monday.

They found a man and a woman trapped inside a BMW estate car, which had caught fire.

Firefighters put out the blaze and cut the couple free from the vehicle but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe a large gust of wind caused a 15ft section of the tree to fall. No other vehicle was involved.

The victims, both believed to be in their 20s, have not yet been named.

A post mortem examination will be carried out at St George's Hospital, Tooting, south London, on Wednesday.


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