Flood death investigations

Man dies when the car he was travelling was completely submerged in flood water Credit: ITV Meridian

A man who died when the car he was travelling in was completely submerged in water was being driven by his wife, it's emerged. The 52 year old passenger was pulled from the flooded ford on Thornford Road, near Compton Wood, at around 9am this morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 54 year old woman driver was able to get free of the vehicle and was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital to be treated for shock. The couple are a husband and wife from the Middlesex area.