Two killed in floods in Ireland

LONDON – Irish police announced that two people died after floods and heavy rains had hit the area around Dublin.

On Tuesday the Irish national police said that a police officer who was no longer in service had been carried away a bridge into the river Liffey, County Wigolow, while trying to direct traffic and help members of the public.

Police also announced that it had discovered the body of a woman in a flooded basement in Dublin.

Met Eireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, said that Dublin had been hard hit by the rains, which started Monday night. He added that a weather station had measured about 82.2 mm of precipitation, a record for total daily accumulation.

Officials put Dublin in a state of emergency to deal with floods, which at night to traffic and transport. On Tuesday Irish police said that the floods were almost completed and was now returning to normal in the capital.

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