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Watch 'waterfall' cascade down stairs at station

This amazing video captures the moment Piccadilly Station became Piccadilly Falls after a torrential downpour in Manchester.The footage shows rainwater flowing down the steps and flooding a platform on Saturday morning.

The ‘waterfall’ was captured by stunned commuter Nathaniel Hall, 29, who had just got off a train.

It was literally cascading down the stairs, there was an epic rainstorm outside and the rain just started pouring into the station. The video doesn’t really do it justice. It looked just like a river or a waterfall. It flooded the platform and started to fall onto the tracks. Then they put out a warning about the water and closed the platform.

– Nathaniel Hall

A spokesperson for Network Rail, the rail company in charge of the station, said there had been a drain blockage during the downpour.

It did not disrupt any services for passengers. The issue is being dealt with.

– A spokesperson for Network Rail

Battle of the Somme: Noel Godfrey Chavasse from Liverpool was awarded two Victoria Crosses

All this week we have a series of features to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in World War one.

By the end of fighting on July 1, 1916, 58,000 soldiers werekilled, wounded or missing, making it the bloodiest day in British military history.

This is the story of Noel Godfrey Chavasse from Liverpool,who was awarded two Victoria Crosses.

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