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A giant wave injured passengers after it smashed a train window on the famous Devon coastal line as a dog walker diced with death along the sea path

by Norman Cable (2020-10-09)


A giant wave injured passengers after it smashed a train window on the famous Devon coastal line as a dog walker diced with death along the sea path.

The third storm to hit the country in just four days has left huge swathes of Britain under water, baudicas hurting several on a train passing through Dawlish. 

Passenger Gill Garratt said: 'Huge wave smashes into moving train and breaks windows passing through Dawlish, several passengers injured.

Two trains stuck and ours abandoned at Newton Abbot.'

The UK is bracing for a week's worth of rain and 60mph winds following a week of weather chaos. A third low pressure system hit the West of the UK this morning and will spread across to eastern areas by the early evening, following 121mph Storm Brendan on Monday and a second 78mph storm on Tuesday.

Up to an inch of rain (25mm) is expected today - just over a week's worth for the time of year - along with gales across the UK with winds as high as 35mph for many, while coastal areas and western England will have 60mph. 

The River Great Ouse at St Ives in Cambridgeshire burst its banks following heavy rainfall, with roads and fields around the market town left flooded today as the storm left a trail of destruction across the country. 

Pictured: A dog walker dices with death in Dawlish, Devon, as a huge wave crashed through the train window and injured several passengers on the vehicle