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Crews are clearing fallen trees and working to restore power to about 400,000 people in the UK as western Europe cleans up after one of the most damaging storms in years.

At least 12 people were killed, many by falling trees, in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Named Storm Eunice by the UK and Irish weather services, and Storm Zeynep in Germany, Friday’s storm was the second to hit the region in a week.

Winds toppled the spire of a church in Wells, south-west England, ripped off parts of the domed roof of London’s O2 Arena and left a trail of felled trees and damaged buildings across several countries.

A gust of 196 kilometres an hour was provisionally recorded Friday on the Isle of Wight. If confirmed, it would be the highest ever in England. Hurricane-force winds begin at 119 kilometres an hour.