Man and his horse die after being struck by falling trees in storm

A 77-year-old man who was mustering cattle in western Queensland has died after being hit by first one falling tree and then another in a violent storm.

Police say the man was riding his horse on a remote property at Augathella about 5pm on Monday when he was struck by a falling tree.

He was hit by a second tree shortly after his colleague rode off to get help, and he and his horse died at the scene.