Hundreds of homes evacuated as rain, gale batter Britain

Torrential rainfall and gusts caused by Storm Frank has brought more misery to already heavy-hit areas in north Britain.

London: Torrential rainfall and gusts caused by Storm Frank has brought more misery to already heavy-hit areas in north Britain.

The worst-hit areas so far have included Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as north England, according to local media reports.

Hundreds of homes had been evacuated and thousands were left without power in those areas, Xinhua reported.

The storm since late Tuesday wreaked havoc on local traffic. An 18th century stone bridge in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire collapsed.

 

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