Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.

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Fire fighters tried to resuscitate trapped man

Avon Fire and Rescue Service's specialist swift water rescue team were called to the trapped driver in Chew Stoke in Somerset at 9pm last night. Unfortunately the driver was declared dead after he was freed from his vehicle.

The car trapped in the flooded ford in Chew Stoke Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography
It's believed the force of the flood waters pushed the car into the bridge Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography
It's understood that the driver was trying to cross a local ford when he got into difficulty Credit: Andrew Lloyd Photography

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