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  Storm sewage kills river's fish
Updated 04 August 2004, 18.41
flooding in London
Thousands of fish were killed after Tuesday's storms when tonnes of untreated sewage were forced into the River Thames in London.

The sewage drowned out the river's oxygen levels after the city's sewers were unable to cope with the flooding.

A clean-up operation is now underway to help improve the quality of the water and prevent more fish dying.

The heavy rainfall and lightning struck the UK on Tuesday evening, killing one boy and injuring four girls.

According to Thames Water, London's Victorian sewers pushed water into the Thames instead of allowing it to flood homes and streets.

It's an on-going problem caused by flooding and a solution is currently being worked on.

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