Hurricane Irene: Anne Bell killed during Hurricane Irene when tree fell on house

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An elderly Maryland woman was one of the many people killed by Hurricane Irene when a tree fell on her house in Queenstown, Md.

Anne Bell was one of the many killed during Hurricane Irene when a tree fell on her house Saturday.

On Saturday night as Hurricane Irene passed over the Delmarva Peninsula, Anne Bell, 85, of Quarter Creek Drive, and another family member were at home, according to a news release.

They were sitting in the sunroom because the house had lost power and the room was connected to an auxiliary power source.

At some point, the high winds and rain caused an old tree to fall onto a free-standing chimney attached to the glass sunroom. Bell was hit with debris from the chimney, tree and sunroom, the release said.

She was transported to the Queen Anne's County Emergency Center in Grasonville, Md., but succumbed to her injuries.

Bell's son, Charles Bell, was also injured from the debris, but was treated and released.


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