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Burst pipe in Greenford sees four rescued

Flooded homes in Greenford
Image caption London Fire Brigade is working to pump the water away

Four people have been rescued after a burst water main caused homes to be flooded in west London.

Ten homes in Greenford Road, Greenford, were put under about about one metre (3ft) of water after the main burst at about 07:00 BST.

A "mud path" - an inflatable pathway - was used by London Fire Brigade to help rescue the four people. It is now working to pump the water away.

Thames Water says water has been restored to a large area.

It has had to reroute water from other parts of the network to restore services. About 1,700 customers contacted them complaining of low water or interruptions to their supply.

The company added that water should be back to all properties by 1300 BST, with water pressure taking one or two hours to increase.

Greenford Road is currently closed between Ruislip Road and Windmill Road.

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