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These Photos Of Flooding In Herne Hill Are Startling

One Twitter user described the scene as”biblical” following a burst water main in South London.

A water main burst in Herne Hill in South London earlier this morning.

1. An aerial shot of the scene, with water reaching the train tracks.


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Herne Hill flood this morning. Being dealt with by @LondonFire. Please avoid area!

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2. The flooding was due to a burst 3ft-wide water pipe.

3. A London Fire Brigade representative confirmed that the flooding had submerged 150 metres of street.

4. The water reached many local businesses.

5. Homes were also affected.

6. A statement from Thames Water confirmed that 36 properties had been affected by the flooding.

7. Thames Water added that their “loss adjusters are en route, and will soon be talking to people to get the insurance process under way.”

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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