Thunderstorms flood London’s streets, tube stations and hospitals

Thunderstorms flood London’s streets, tube stations and hospitals


As a result of repeated thunderstorms that struck the British capital on Sunday, buses and cars ran aground on flooded streets in London.

Emergency services battled “significant flooding across London,” tweeted Mayor Sadiq Khan, adding that all public transport was affected and advised people not to walk or drive through flooded areas.

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As a result of repeated thunderstorms that struck the British capital on Sunday, buses and cars ran aground on flooded streets in London.

Emergency services battled “significant flooding across London,” tweeted Mayor Sadiq Khan, adding that all public transport was affected and advised people not to walk or drive through flooded areas.

There were plenty of videos on social media of partially submerged vehicles in south-west London, with even more heavy rain expected to fall as a gang of thunderstorms roamed south-east England. The Met has warned London and the surrounding counties in an amber color until 7 p.m. local time

It warned of the risk of lightning strikes and flooding, with up to four inches of rain forecast in some areas, almost double the monthly average for July.

According to an AFP journalist, police blocked a road near Queenstown Road train station in south-west London where three London double-decker buses were stuck under a railway bridge.

A driver who gave his name as Eric said passengers had to get off after his bus started taking in water.

Other drivers in Walthamstow, northeast London, abandoned their vehicles when the rain pounded down.

Police said they were “currently dealing with numerous floods in the east” and warned that tunnels and roundabouts were under water.

(With contributions from agencies)

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