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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 March, 2004, 10:25 GMT
More gales set to strike Britain
Tree down in Birmingham
Hundreds of trees were blown down during gale-force winds
Britain is bracing itself for more strong winds after three people were killed in gales that caused damage across the country.

Gales gusting up to 65mph are expected in southern and western areas while northern Britain will see hailstorms, thunder and snow.

BBC weatherperson Elizabeth Saary said motorists could still experience some hazardous road conditions.

A man was killed by flying debris and two others were crushed on Saturday.

Severe disruption

The 40-year-old Everton fan was hit near Leicester City's ground, and the couple died when a tree blew on to their car in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The club expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of the man at this tragic time.
Leicester City spokesman

Several other people were injured as winds of more than 70mph swept across the Midlands, the East and the North.

Severe disruption was caused to traffic and thousands of homes lost electricity after power lines came down.

Many householders were warned power would not be restored until Monday because of the scale of the damage.

The strength of the winds is predicted to die down next week, but temperatures will fall and there will be some night frosts.


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