BREAKING: Hurricane Ophelia claims the life of a second person

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According to emerging reports, the storm which is currently raging across the country has claimed the life of a second person.

It is understood that a man in Cahir, Co Tipperary died after making attempts to clear a fallen tree with a chainsaw.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, sustained critical injuries and died as a result.

His body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

The news follows the death of a woman in Co Waterford who lost her life after her car was hit by a falling tree at Aglish.

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