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Man dies after falling into river during Storm Dennis

A man has died after falling into a river as Storm Dennis battered the country with heavy rain and 90mph winds.

The tragedy happened in Ystradgynlais, south Wales, at around 10am, police have confirmed.

In a statement on Twitter, police wrote: ‘A male has fallen into the river at Ystradgynlais at approximately 10am this morning and has sadly be found deceased further along the river in the Tebanos area.

‘If you witnessed this incident please can you give us a call on 101.’ Police have declared a major incident in South Wales after severe flooding from Storm Dennis overnight.

Residents are evacuated from flooded homes by boat after the River Taff burst its banks in Nantgarw, south of Ponypridd in south Wales (Picture: AFP)

Streets have been evacuated with the help of a lifeboat in some of the worst-hit areas and people moved to emergency rescue centres after their properties and businesses were devastated by water from overflowing rivers.

On Sunday afternoon South Wales Police said they had declared a major incident as firefighters and rescue crews continued to help communities who have been cut off due to the flood water.

Staff at Cafe Fresco in Pontypridd South Wales begins to clear up the flood damage (Picture: Wales News Service)

Emma Jamal owner of Kookoo Madame surveys the flood damage to her business (Picture: Wales News Service)

Source: Read more from Metro

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