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26May94 UK: MAINS BLUNDER FLOODS HAMMERSMITH HOMES.

More than 100 homes in Hammersmith, west London, were flooded last week after workers for duct work contractor McNicholas shattered a cast iron water main. The blunder has cost residents and shop owners in the area thousands of pounds in damage to their homes and premises. A Thames Water emergency team was called in to control the situation, but took almost three hours to locate the valve and turn off the water supply. McNicholas, which is laying duct for cable television firm Videotron ...

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