Two women injured at birthday party in freak accident are from London

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Stock image: London in a storm (PA)
Stock image: London in a storm (PA)

Two women in their 20s who were seriously injured when a 60ft oak tree fell on them during Storm Evert at a party are from London, the host revealed.

It comes as more storms were forecast for the UK this weekend.

The injured pair were given first aid at the scene by doctors and nurses attending the party in Ubbeston near Halesworth, Suffolk, the party-giver said.

Suffolk Police said one of the women had spinal and head injuries while the other woman had pelvic and arm injuries following the freak accident.

The party organiser who asked not to be identified told MailOnline: “The music had only just started playing and we heard a big crash. The tree fell down in the actual wood and luckily landed on the stage and bar area which broke the fall of it, but it still landed across the clearing. That is why it hit the two girls.

“It was in the wooded area and about five or ten metres back from the bar. It was completely uprooted. Neither of them were trapped, although obviously firefighters came as a precautionary measure. Five other people had a lucky escape because they were not injured at all.

“We did basic management to both patients. I don’t want to go into much detail of their condition and treatment that they got. I have had a birthday party here every year for the last six years. At the time there were only around 30 people here. The is a real tragedy. It just wasn’t supposed to happen.”

Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “Police received a report at about 6.35pm on Friday that an oak tree had fallen at Ubbeston and injured two females in the process.

“Fire, ambulance and the air ambulance were also called to the scene. It is understood the pair were in attendance with others at a private outdoor party.

“The two victims, aged in their 20s, sustained serious injuries in the incident.

“One casualty has sustained spinal and head injuries, while the second casualty sustained pelvic and arm injuries. Both casualties have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

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