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Here's why #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night

What a sh**ty situation.

IT WAS A Twitter hashtag for the ages. #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night, as an unprecedented horror unfolded in front of our eyes.

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WHAT.

Up sh*t creek

It all started at about 8.30pm last night when a water main burst in Kennington, central London. Sewage flooded the streets in a scene plucked straight from the nation’s nightmares.

Telegraph journalist Lewis Whyld was on hand (trapped on an island with a surrounding poo-moat) to document the drama unfolding.

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Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yep, definitely sewage.

Needing a uniform way to collect eye-witness reports, Whyld founded a hashtag, #LondonPoo, the hashtag you see before you today.

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HURRY UP

Firefighters arrived to fight the flowing crap and rescue our hero from an island with a poo moat.

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Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Kennington flooding

Luckily, Londoners had a sense of humour about it all

Presumably none of these gas tickets live in the poo swamped vicinity

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Grim

Kennington flooding Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

But is it REALLY poo?

Well, that’s debatable. Thames Water was quick to attribute the muddy brown colour to… well, mud.

Last night a pipe carrying clean drinking water burst, leading to flooding on Clapham Road. The burst caused soil under the road to move and this is what makes the water look brown. It is not sewage. Our engineers have been working through the night and will continue to focus all efforts on getting the area back to normal.

Still, not ideal.

Kennington flooding Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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