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Man dies after being struck by tree

NZ Police CommCens Alert 12:45 14-11-2006 Canterbury

Location of incident: "Mouse Point" SHW 7 [Between Culverden and Hanmer]

Incident Type: Man dies after being struck by tree

Man dies after being struck by tree during strong winds:

A man injured by a falling tree on SHW 7 this morning between Culverden and Hanmer, has died of his injuries.

It is believed that he was attempting to clear debris from the road when another tree fall on him. He was taken to Christchurch Hospital.

Details of the mans name cannot yet be released as Police continue to ensure his family have been notifed.

ENDS

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