A resident of Hammersmith was stunned that a geyser containing sewage after a heavy rainstorm burst 30 meters into the air for the second time in 13 days near his home.
Heavy rains hit the capital yesterday afternoon, causing storm sewers to burst, spewing water into the air 30 meters above the Hammersmith Bridge.
Architect Peter Brill first saw this spectacle just two weeks ago.
A Queens Wharf resident now fears that children may play in the sewage if nothing is done to fix the problem.
Mr. Brill said, "There was a crash before the explosion. Then it continued to explode. It was like a geyser in Yellowstone National Park. It was very amazing. I was told that 90 percent is pure water and 10 percent is waste water."
A social media user named Thury Bjork, who filmed the incident from a nearby building, compared it to an Icelandic geyser.
He said, "This is crazy! The Hammersmith Bridge is right now. It looks like a geyser in Iceland."
Earlier, the Thames trail was covered with mysterious gray mud. Peter suspects it is a collection of napkins and toilet paper from the sewer pipes.
He added, "The whole area was covered in this gray, sticky material. Children used to play here."
Now this area is cordoned off so that no one walks on the wreckage left after the hurricane.
Thames Water said it is working to deal with the flooding that forced the closure of nine London Underground stations, including Covent Garden, North Greenwich, Pudding Mill Lane and Stepney Green.
Large areas of East London were also completely flooded after the storm, and a major incident was announced as the A&E branch of Whipps Cross Hospital in East London was flooded by heavy rain.
In a short statement on social media, Thames Water explained that they worked all night to try to prevent further damage.
They said, "Our teams have been working all night to support London County's emergency planners and local authorities, and are continuing to work this morning doing whatever they can to help."