Toddbrook Reservoir dam collapse poses ‘threat to life’
A Derbyshire town is undergoing emergency evacuation after parts of the wall of a nearby reservoir collapsed in floods.
Toddbrook Reservoir dam was damaged after heavy rains and police have told 6,500 Whaley Bridge residents to gather at a local school ready for evacuation after a severe flood warning was issued, meaning there is a threat to life:
The collapse comes after years of a Tory austerity programme that saw significant cuts to spending on flood defences in almost all parts of the country:
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