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IN PICTURES: Diggers, drones and drama at Wednesbury flood

By Harry Leather | Wednesbury | Latest photos | Published: | Last Updated:

Submerged cars, rescue boats and police drones - see all the pictures from the Wednesbury flood.

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Emergency services have been at Leabrook Road North since Thursday morning after a water main was damaged by contractors installing an electricity cable.

Specialist water rescue teams were used to check the many submerged cars, while police deployed their newly-purchased drone camera to survey the damage.

Nobody is believed to have been seriously injured but a woman had to be rescued from a house and a man broke his wrist after falling down a hole.

A staggering 10 million litres - or the equivalent of four Olympic swimming pools - of water gushed out of the pipe and spread over roads, gardens and into houses and nearby businesses.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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