Water pours into London Underground tunnel


Two million litres of water has poured into a London Underground (LU) tunnel, leading to the partial closure of the Central Line.

LU has warned disruption on the line could last until midday after services were suspended due to a burst water main in east London.

People had to be led off a train after a Thames Water pipe burst on Wednesday, causing flooding at Stratford station.

The Central Line remains suspended between Bethnal Green and Leytonstone due to the flood in the Mile End area.

The water got into a ventilation shaft and flooded a track, LU said.

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