Friday 25 May 2018

Train passengers stranded for four hours knee-deep in water after massive floods in Toronto

Stranded passengers wait for the rescue (Courtesy Danelle Murille)
Stranded passengers wait for the rescue (Courtesy Danelle Murille)
A Go Train, a commuter train, with passengers waiting to be rescued inside, is stuck in flood waters during a heavy rainstorm in Toronto
Passengers that were stranded on a Go Train, a commuter train that was stopped on its tracks due to a flood, are rescued during a heavy rainstorm in Toronto
In this photo provided by Michael Li, water rises in a GO Train stranded on flooded tracks in Toronto
A GO Train is stranded on flooded tracks in Toronto
Stranded passengers are rescued from a flooded GO Train in Toronto yesterday

DRAMATIC photos show stranded passengers knee-deep in water on a commuter train after huge thunderstorm in the Canadian city of Toronto.

The rains flooded roads around Toronto, shutting down the city’s transport system, closed an airport and caught power blackouts that affected hundreds of thousands of people.

During rush-hour last night, the city was deluged with three inches of rain – usually the amount seen in all of July.

The floods trapped passengers on a double-decker commuter train for about four hours until they were rescued by police in boats.

City residents are braced for more damage as the weather forecast is for further rain today.

 

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