Black country

Man rescued during flash floods in Bilston

A man has been rescued from his car after flash flooding hit part of the Black Country.

The motorist's vehicle became stuck under a bridge in Darkhouse Lane, Bilston, on Thursday evening.

Firefighters attended a total of eight incidents after receiving 13 calls between 2000 BST and 2100 BST.

Five people in a taxi and two people in another car had to leave their vehicles after becoming stranded in deep water in Station Road, Darlaston.

In another incident, two fire engines were called to a Hindu temple in Wellington Road, Bilston, which had flooded.

A spokesman for the fire service said that the water had now subsided.

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