Train derails after heavy thunderstorms pound England

2016-09-16 17:59
Workers attend the scene of a the landslip near Watford Junction station, which caused a train to derailed (AP).

Workers attend the scene of a the landslip near Watford Junction station, which caused a train to derailed (AP).

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London — A London-bound passenger train has hit a landslip triggered by heavy rain and derailed, causing no injuries but sparking major travel disruption.

Train operator London Midland says part of the train came off the tracks and hit an oncoming service near Watford Junction, 32km north of London on Friday morning.

Trains in and out of London's Euston station were canceled and delayed.

Several schools and train stations were hit by flash flooding as overnight thunderstorms brought a spell of hot weather to an end across southern England. Other trains were delayed after lightning struck a signal box.

The Met Office weather service says Farnborough, south of London, got 32.8mm of rain in three hours, half the monthly average for September.

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