Terrifying moment huge wave smashes train window as Storm Brendan wreaks havoc

This is the terrifying moment a gigantic wave smashed into a train window as it travelled on the Devon coastline.

Storm Brendan has battered the UK this week, with high winds causing chaos on the roads and weather forecasts predicting more to come.

Footage has now surfaced showing the heart-stopping ordeal of Great Western Railway train passengers travelling on a train passing through Dawlish.

The grainy CCTV footage shows the vehicle slowly moving along the lines as the turbulent waters crash into the coastal wall.

They soon start reaching the train and one wave in particular completely obscures it from view for a few seconds.

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Passenger Gill Garratt, who had been on the train in Devon, said: “Huge wave smashes into moving train and breaks windows passing through Dawlish, several passengers injured.

“Two trains stuck and ours abandoned at Newton Abbot.”

The incident happened yesterday morning on the service from Exmouth to Paignton.

Lines were closed to deal with the incident but GWR said the damaged carriage had been taken out of service and all lines soon reopened.

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There are currently 160 flood alerts across the country, with 13 of those more serious “flood warnings”.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst warned yesterday that Storm Brendan will ease going into the weekend.

“As we head into the weekend it becomes more settled and quiet with lighter winds,” he said.

“There will be more in the way of sunshine but an increasing risk of overnight frosts.”

Earlier this week, thousands of people were left without power with winds of up to 121mph battered the UK.

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