Cambridgeshire

Woman dead as car plunges into Sixteen Foot Bank water-filled ditch

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Image caption The car left the Fenland road and plunged into the water-filled ditch

A woman has died after a car plunged into a water-filled ditch.

The accident happened at Sixteen Foot Bank on the B1098 near Chatteris, in Cambridgeshire, at about 08:50 BST.

Firefighters recovered the body of the woman, thought to have been aged in her 50s, from inside the blue Rover, which was partly-submerged and had rolled over.

The car was pulled from the water and the road was reopened at about 14:15 BST, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Image caption Signs along the road warn of the dangers of the ditch at the side

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said it was called at about 09:10 BST and an air ambulance attended.

He said the woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, died at the scene.

Image caption Muddy tracks show where the car was dragged from the water

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