Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed that a man has died following a landslide on the A484 at Cwmdaud in Carmarthenshire on Saturday following heavy rain and high winds brought in by Storm Callum.
The police have named the victim of the landslide as 21 year old Corey Sharpling and said that his family is being supported by specially trained officers.
Police said Sharpling was killed as “officers were dealing with” reports a tree had fallen on to the road when a “large scale landslide occurred, which tragically resulted in Corey losing his life at the scene”.
“Corey’s death will no doubt be a shock to the local community and on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and friends,” said Dyfed Powys Police inspector Chris Neve.
“We are currently working with partner agencies to make the area safe for residents and road users and I urge people to stay away from the location at this time.”
The police said that the road is expected to remain closed for some time.
The heavy rain also triggered other landslide in Wales with the A5 eastbound from Bethesda to Capel Curig has also been closed due to a landslip on Friday evening. North Wales Police said that the was kept closed overnight to allow debris to be cleared in daylight.
Merthyr Tydfil Council said that a road between Pontsarn and Pontsticill was closed by a landslide on Saturday and urged people to stay away after a number ignored barriers to look at the damaged road.
A statement posted through social media said it “cannot stress enough how dangerous this areas is”.
Beachgoers also reported a major cliff fall at Llangrannog in Ceredigion, West Wales.
The West Coast Main Line reopened on Sunday following a closure after a landslide at Lambrigg brought rail services between Preston and Carlisle to a halt.
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The rail line between Exeter and Newton Abbott in Devon has also been closed after flooding caused an 1.8m deep, 2m wide washout below the rail line at Teignmouth following high tides overnight on Saturday. Network Rail said that it could not get to the site until 10am yesterday due to high tides and said that it was carrying out emergency work to repair the damage close to the site at Dawlish were storms caused similar damage closing the rail route for two months in 2014.
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