NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Flash floods sweep vehicles away on Shetland

Shetland landslip
Image caption The water caused damage in parts of Shetland

A Shetland family had a narrow escape when flash floods and hundreds of tonnes of peat poured down a hillside at their farm house.

Their Land Rover and car were swept away down the valley on Wednesday morning.

Deep water and a series of landslips closed roads and caused damage in parts of Shetland.

The main road in the south of the islands was closed to traffic for a time because of the deep water.

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