Eton College boarding school, located west of London, is a place known to many members of the British royal family.
King Charles went there, as did Princes William and Harry. For example, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and writer George Orwell went to school there.
“We are very sorry”
The current group of students will have to wait some time before they can return after the Christmas break. Due to widespread flooding in the area, the Thames River burst its banks.
“We are very sorry, but sewage has overflowed from the river,” the school wrote in an email to parents obtained by the school. Foreign media. “Eton College’s sewerage system is currently unable to accommodate the arrival of approximately 1,350 boys.”
Floods in England
Pictures show that the sports fields surrounding the centuries-old boarding school have been flooded. The school is offering online classes at the moment. It's not clear how long it will be before the doors open again.
Eton is not the only British city to suffer the consequences of heavy rainfall. Thousands of people and animals were also forced to leave their homes in the Nottinghamshire and Manchester areas. You can learn more about it in this video:
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