Two hurt as train derails
Parts of London were submerged under water this morning after last night’s flashfloods.
Up to 40mm of rain fell in an hour in some parts of the capital and an amber weather warning was issued to public.
Meanwhile, two people were left injured after a train derailed near Watford Junction after torrential rain caused a landslide.
Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “A train hit a landslip, caused by torrential rain, resulting in a small section of the train to leave the tracks a few miles north of Watford today. The train remained upright and there are no reported passenger injuries.
“A short time after, another train heading north gave a glancing blow with the derailed train. The train heading north did not leave the tracks.”
South West Trains, on the other hand, said heavy flooding in Woking, Surrey was likely to affect trains through the area throughout the day.
On the M40, Thames Valley Police said some lanes were closed because of traffic and floods.
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