Two die in flood tragedy

GLOUCESTERSHIRE firefighters today said two people have died while attempting to pump flood water out of a rugby club.The tragedy occurred in Tewkesbury as the pair were using a petrol-powered pump.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE firefighters today said two people have died while attempting to pump flood water out of a rugby club.

The tragedy occurred in Tewkesbury as the pair were using a petrol-powered pump.

They were overcome by fumes from the pump, which they were using because there was no electricity due to the floods which have left much of the area under water this week.


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