A woman has tragically died in a horrific accident after her caravan was blown off a cliff during a fierce storm in Ireland.
According to the ABC the woman, who was in her 50s, was sleeping when strong winds swept through County Galway and catapulted the caravan off the cliff-face at Claddaghduff, with her body later found on the beach below.
A journalist from Irish news company RTE News attended the scene following the horrific incident and captured footage of the wreckage as pieces of the caravan floated out to sea.
The shocking video, which was shared on Twitter, has received plenty of attention as members of the public extended their condolences to the woman’s family and friends following the tragic turn of events.
“Terribly sad incident. My condolences to the lady’s loved ones,” one person wrote. Another said: “Dreadful tragedy and dreadful conditions in the west… we should have had upgraded weather alert for storm Ali.”
Ireland, along with neighbouring countries Scotland and England, has been battered with winds of more than 95km per hour over the past few days leaving a path of destruction.
Trees have fallen left, right and centre, causing damage to cars and buildings and leaving over 55,000 homes and businesses without power in Ireland.
The Irish Police, An Garda Síochána, have continued to keep residents up-to-date as Storm Ali wreaks havoc on the country, posting regularly to their Twitter page.
The frightening photos highlight just how vicious the storm is, as massive trees cover the roads and block the path of residents hoping to flee.
Sadly the latest death isn’t the only one to have happened as a result of the terrible storm. According to the BBC a man in his 20s was killed by a fallen tree, while another in his 40s was injured near Newry in Northern Ireland.
Others were injured from more fallen trees as they tried to escape the storm by car, while 500 cruise ship crew and passengers were left stranded after fierce weather tore the ship from its moorings, the BBC reported. Thankfully, the broadcasting corporation confirmed all 500 people were safe and uninjured with the vessel returned safely to the dock on Wednesday evening.
Over in Edinburgh, the strong winds even caused a shop’s roof to come off as many residents in throughout Scotland battle with no power.