wo dead and another missing as worst storm in years smashes into Britain

Two people were crushed to death by falling trees and a teenage boy was feared dead after the worst storm in five years blasted into Britain Monday, leaving more than 200,000 homes without power.
A 17-year-old girl was sleeping when a tree smashed onto her home in Hever, a small town south of London at around 7a.m. local time (3a.m. ET), police said.
Around the same time in nearby Watford another tree fell into a car, killing a 50-year-old man, officers added.
“A large tree trunk fell right on the roof of the vehicle, crushing it,” eyewitness Mark Joseph told the Watford Observer newspaper. “A number of people tried to assist the trapped driver by trying to lift the roof of the car. A number of people were filming.”

A 14-year-old boy was also feared drowned after getting caught up in rough seas when he was swimming with a friend in nearby Newhaven, shortly before the storm dubbed “St. Jude,” after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 28, blasted into the country.
“This is a very distressing incident and everything possible is being done to try to find the boy,” a police spokesperson told NBC News Monday.

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