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New Malden's high street has now reopened following extensive flooding last night, Kingston Council has confirmed.
Some areas were left waist-deep in water after a water main burst.
The fire brigade is working with Thames Water, to stop the flooding. They say the water levels are not rising.
Local Jeff Place said: "It's about 6ft deep under the rail bridge. Water has spread about 150m down the road. Just at business doors but was gushing out!"
One restaurant near the station is reported to have been flooded. Sand bags are being used to protect other properties.
A spokesman for Thames Water said:
“We are sorry to anyone affected by the flooding in the New Malden area and to any customers who may be experiencing low pressure or no water.
“This is due to a burst 30” water main in Coombe Road. Our engineers are on site and are working to isolate the burst pipe and stop the leak. We will be working around the clock to restore the water supply to homes and return the area to normal as quickly as we can.”
Investigations are continuing this morning in to the death of a teenage mother who died after being found on fire in a south London street. Rachel Osei had a three year old son.
A teenager who was found on fire in a street in south west London has been named locally as Rachel Osei.
Emergency services tried to put out the flames engulfing the 18 year old, but she died at the scene in the early hours of yesterday morning.
A spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said the 18-year-old woman suffered burns on every part of her body.
Police are urging any witnesses to come forward.
An 18-year-old woman died after being found on fire in the south-west London suburb of New Malden, which is in the borough of Kingston upon Thames.