Three killed as storms and torrential rain batter Britain
Two months of rain fell in one day in some parts of Britain causing widespread flooding and at least 3 deaths. The worse affected areas are in Wales but severe weather warnings are now in place for the North East of England. Though not on the scale of storms around the world this is the latest in a series of extreme rain storms over the last year and a half that have seen communites flooded out - communities that up until recently did not suffer this kind of flooding. Global warming is cited as a possible cause but other causes are thought to include the development for housing of vast tracts of land on flood plains and poor water retention bulit into new developments seeing extra run-off.
The 17-year-old was killed when the 4x4 she was travelling in overturned and plunged into a swollen river in Mid Wales.
She was airlifted from a remote area of forestry in Powys, mid Wales, along with two other people who were in the vehicle, but died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
Inspector Robert Price, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said the incident happened at about 5.45pm in the Llyn Briane Reservoir area of the county on Friday. He said: "A 4x4 overturned and came to rest in a river.
"Three people have been airlifted to Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, two of them suffering from hypothermia.
"One casualty tragically died following arrival at the hospital."
The weather has also been blamed for causing a car accident which killed a young couple named as Barry Rowe, 29, and mother-of-one Rebecca Hoynes, 30.