Floods cause major disruption in Britain, Ireland
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:19a.m.
Flash floods triggered by heavy rain across Britain and Ireland have inundated homes, submerged roads and cut off both main railway lines linking England and Scotland.
Network Rail said sections of the Glasgow-to-London and the Edinburgh-to-London lines have been blocked by landslides.
Torrential rain, following weeks of wet weather, has triggered floods across central and northern England, as well as in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Police said a man in his 60s was killed when he was swept away near Ludlow, central England.
In Belfast, Northern Ireland, floodwater swamped houses, made roads impassable and left 1,000 homes without power.
The Environment Agency imposed 12 flood warnings and 62 less serious flood alerts across the country.
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29/06/2012 6:46:02 p.m.
I hope it hasn't affected the olympic games area and those practising for the games.
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