Homes in south London had to be evacuated last night as a river of brown, murky water swept through the area. Initial reports suggested a sewage pipe had sprung a leak.
A Thames Water spokesman later pooh-poohed the sewage theory, saying the incident was caused by a burst water main, mixed with silt and mud.
Another view of the deepening problem in South London as sewage flows down the streets: pic.twitter.com/K3t6xvWaqG— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld) February 27, 2014
Enoch Bowel's "Rivers of poo" prophecy coming true I see #londonpoo— Al Murray (@almurray) February 27, 2014