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Torrential rain causes more chaos; InBrief.

A LANDSLIP and localised flooding has been caused by heavy rain which has pelted parts of the country.

The South West was hit by two storm fronts which has resulted in flooding across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Fire crews in North Somerset spent more than six hours pumping water out of homes and two hours at the scene of a "serious" landslip which brought soil, rocks and debris down on to a country lane.

Firefighters worked with rescue teams at the landslip in Failand Lane in Portbury, near Bristol, to ensure that no-one had been trapped underneath. Last month two people were killed when a landslide engulfed their car in Beaminster, Dorset.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 6, 2012
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