Woman killed by falling tree while on morning walk

A WOMAN has tragically died after being struck by a falling tree in Melbourne.

It’s understood the woman, aged in her 30s, was walking along a footpath in Parkville’s popular Princes Park, when she was crushed by the century-old tree.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene around 8.30am and treated the woman for critical injuries.


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She was then taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she passed away a short time later.

Photos posted to social media show the tree uprooted and lying on the footpath.

Investigations are ongoing.

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