Journalist Live-Tweets Poop Pouring Into The Streets Of London

Telegraph journalist, @LewisWhyld, live-tweeted a water main break as raw sewage flowed into the streets of a London neighborhood.

1. Earlier this evening a water main break in Kennington, a district of central London, resulted in raw sewage pouring into the streets.

4. Firefighters came in to evacuate residents, as they tried to figure out how to stop the flooding.

7. Doing what any good live-tweeter does during a big event, he started a hashtag. #LondonPoo

Looks like it's half way up this lower door #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

8. More firefighters were called into the area as they worked to set up barricades.

More firefighters arrive as #londonpoo starts flowing down more streets in South London

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

9. Barricades that would save this brave journalist from being trapped by the #LondonPoo

I'm currently trapped on an island waiting for firefighters to stem flow of #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

10. About an hour after the live-tweets started, local media began to cover to flooding.

'Sewage pouring into homes' as burst water main causes flooding in #ClaphamRoad http://t.co/580iCf3GY6

— Evening Standard (@standardnews)

Pictures: 'Sewage floods homes in Clapham Road' after water main bursts http://t.co/580iCf3GY6

— Evening Standard (@standardnews)

12. Gross.

if you are doubting the evilness of the #londonpoo water, you can almost smell it in this picture...

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

13. The rescue effort began as firefighters escorted residents through “the brown stuff.”

Rescued from the #londonpoo as a firefighter escorts a young lady through the brown stuff in South London

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

14. She was so happy to be rescued.

Now you mention it, she does seem remarkably happy with the rescue situation... #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

So happy I didn't actually see him put her down, they just kept going... #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

and going, and going... #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

17. Unfortunately, Mr. “Lee” wasn’t so lucky.

Mr 'Lee' has found himself in a spot of bother, got to get the beemer out of the #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

18. But at the end of the day…These guys are the real heroes. Well done.

This is seriously grim work, so fair play to the firefighters... #londonpoo

— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld)

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