Dramatic pictures of Exeter tree crush death scene following the floods
These dramatic images show the scene where a young woman died in Exeter after being crushed by a tree.
Police have confirmed that the woman, thought to be in her early 20's, died following the incident off Western Way in the city centre.
The tree fell at around 11.50pm on Saturday night, near to the junction with Barnfield Road in Exeter. Two other paeople were injured.
As these pictures show, the falling tree caused a wall to collapse. A small group of homeless people have been living in tents at the site for some time.
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When police arrived at the scene three casualties were confirmed. One person was trapped and receiving treatment. They were being described as seriously injured. Two others who were clear from the tree were also receiving treatment.
The tree was described as a very large spruce tree which had come down across a wall into the roadway.
The seriously injured female casualty was taken to hospital. A short time later she was declared dead by medical staff.
A police spokesman said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the deceased's family and friends. We are currently trying to contact the next of kin."
Video on the scene this morning: