VIDEO: Flooded station turned into a swimming pool in Sweden

Photo: YouTube.
Photo: YouTube.

Members of the public made the most of a bad situation in the city of Uppsala, Sweden, when heavy rain flooded parts of the central railway station and turned it into a makeshift swimming pool.

Equipped with inflatables, beach toys and umbrellas, passengers seized the opportunity to go for a paddle in the station’s underpass at the end of July – albeit not in the most hygienic conditions.

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Confusion over whose responsibility it was to pump out the water led to a short delay on pulling the plug on the swimming pool, according to local media, but the water has since been removed.

Catch a glimpse of the scenes at Uppsala Central station in the video below:

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