Royal Cornwall Hospital burst water pipe causes flood

Tower Block at the Royal Cornwall Hospital
Image caption The burst pipe caused flooding in the basement and main hospital building

A water pipe carrying boiling water has burst at a hospital in Cornwall, say emergency services.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro at 04:44 BST.

Eighteen firefighters attended the scene. The burst caused parts of the basement to flood.

Fire crews said they had left the site at about 06:30, having pumped the water back into the main sewer. No injuries have been reported.

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