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Ten people rescued from bus stranded by large wave in Wales

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, February 3, 2014, 10:46 AM -

Ten people in the Welsh town of Newgale in Pembrokeshire had to be rescued after their bus was pummelled by a large wave amid high tides and raging winds.

The BBC reports police are investigating the incident, and the Pembrokeshire Council says workers were in the process of closing the road, and warned the driver not to continue.

No one on the bus was reported injured.

Meanwhile, officials in the town of Aberystwyth are assessing the damage to the community's promenade, after large waves overwhelmed the waterfront.

The Welsh and Cornish coasts have been lashed by those strong winds for days, with the strongest gusts reportedly reaching 135 km/h.

Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, more than 200 flood warnings or watches are in effect, issued by the Environment Agency.

Rivers have been rising and flood defenses have been deployed as rains pound the country, with the Environment Agency warning groundwater saturation will keep levels high for a few days.

In southwest England, numerous coastal towns experienced some form of flooding, due to the same strong winds, big waves and high tides.

Elsewhere, the BBC reports at least one person has died, a woman in Sussex who was swept out to sea, while six fishermen off the Cornish coast had to be airlifted to safety after their boat capsized in rough surf.


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