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Digger hits bridge after being swept away by swollen river

Construction equipment used on a flood defence job in Leeds has been swept away by the swollen River Aire.

Video footage sent to the Enquirer shows site workers looking on helplessly as the machinery floats along the river on a pontoon before colliding with a bridge.

The video was filmed yesterday as Storm Franklin became the latest storm to batter the UK.

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