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Filthy water floods London homes after water main bursts

A major road in South London was closed by the emergency services last night after homes were flooded with filthy water as a result of a burst water main.

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London 'sewage' flood: 'it's a little like Somerset'

Firefighters wading through murky water at the scene of the Clapham road, south London flood Credit: ITV News/Tom Calverley

A burst water main has caused flooding in south London, closing a major road. Reports suggested sewage was pouring into people's homes as a result

Local resident, Angela Reynolds, 58, said: "The road has been made into a river. It's a bit like Somerset.The water is revolting, brown, muddy - well I hope it's mud.

The water just flooded the road in 10 minutes. It was quite incredible."

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