London shopping centre closed due to flooding


Flooding from a burst water main has caused the closure of an east London shopping centre.

Some 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters attended the Stratford Centre, where the road was flooded to a depth of around eight inches.

It will remain closed for the rest of Sunday and Monday with around 50 shops inside affected, London Fire Brigade said.

Stratford Centre flooding
Stratford Centre flooding

Station manager Clinton Walsh said: "The Stratford Centre has been closed as the concourse has flooded.

"Crews are working hard to try and prevent flood water from entering the properties."

Thames Water said residents in Newham and Waltham Forest would be affected with low water pressure.