Flood makes underground car park's floor rise and crush cars into ceiling
Some vehicles' roofs crumpled after polystyrene insulation under the car park floor appeared to swell, forcing them into the concrete ceiling above.
The floodwater was caused by a burst pipe and was several feet high in the newly built car park, which is below a residential block of flats in Crayford, south-east London.
Residents were reportedly warned that if any of the cars were removed too hastily it could result in a gas explosion.
One owner was told her car was written off as a result of the damage.
The flooding caused considerable travel disruption after filling the road near Townhall... read more
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