Man & Dog Die In Flood Water

A man died today after his car became completely submerged in water as he tried to cross a ford in Hampshire.

Officers were called to Thornford Road, Compton Wood after they received reports of the stuck vehicle just after 9am.

A woman was able to escape from the car but the man had to be recovered from it and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "A man has died after the car he was travelling in was submerged in water near Newbury.

"The woman was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital where she is being treated for shock.''

Emergency services attended the scene to recover the car, which had become "completely submerged'' in the water.

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