Manchester: Hundreds of people trapped as torrential rain hits the region

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

08th November, 2019

Flash flooding is expected to spark more misery in the United Kingdom as heavy downpours continue to wreak havoc.

According to a foreign news agency, in the northwestern United Kingdom of Manchester, 60 mm of rainfall has been recorded since yesterday.

After, the city was hit by a flood situation, torrential rain has suspended train traffic in Manchester and Leeds.

Homes were evacuated and hundreds of people were left trapped in a shopping centre after floods in the north of England.

Cars became stranded in floodwater and roads were left impassable to traffic as torrential rain battered some parts of the country.

The Met department issues warning alerts as commuters are expected to face more chaos on roads and rail lines due to severe conditions.

The Environment Agency has issued 98 flood warnings, mainly in the Yorkshire region, and 116 flood alerts.

The Manchester police and rescue teams are indulged in assisting the affectees, while more rain has been predicted by the Meteorological department.

Earlier in Sheffield, hundreds of people in Meadowhall shopping centre were left stranded due to flooding.

Shoppers were ordered by police to stay put amid severe flooding which left the surrounding area gridlocked.

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