A nine-year-old boy has become Storm Malik’s second victim after he was crushed to death by a tree – after a woman, 60, was killed in Scotland.
The tree toppled down on the youngster – who was with an elderly relative who suffered a head injury – shortly after 1.10pm in Tean, Staffs, this afternoon.
The boy died from his injuries.
Cops confirmed the tragic death, with a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police saying in a statement: “Police received a report at 1pm this afternoon that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, in an area close to Hollington Road, Winnothdale, near to Tean.
“The man and the boy were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a nine-year-old boy passed away.
“The boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. The man remains in hospital.
“A scene remains at the location, where people are asked to avoid the area.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”