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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.

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

Kennington in Central London going underwater (sewage?!) right now:

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

Kennington in Central London going underwater (sewage?!) right now:

03:29 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police just confirm this is sewage, Kennington is under:

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

Police just confirm this is sewage, Kennington is under:

03:31 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

People now getting trapped by sewage in South London, firefighters evacuating properties:

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

People now getting trapped by sewage in South London, firefighters evacuating properties:

03:51 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

04:16 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:20 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:32 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:22 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Evening Standard@standardnews

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

04:50 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Gross.

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

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

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

05:09 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:56 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She was so happy to be rescued.

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

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

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

05:15 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lewis Whyld@LewisWhyld

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

05:17 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

05:24 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

05:30 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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