Northern Ireland

Fermanagh flood training exercise takes place

Submerged car exercise
Image caption Among the simulated exercises was rescuing people from a submerged car

The largest emergency flooding training exercise ever held in Northern Ireland has been held in County Fermanagh.

The event in Lisnaskea was organised by the Fire and Rescue Service.

The 12-hour operation - Exercise Overflow - involved 200 people simulating a range of major flooding incidents.

In one of them, people were rescued from a partially submerged car.

As well as their response to the incidents the exercise also tested co-operation between the emergency services.