January 26, 2014

Engineers left 11,000 flood victims behind so David Cameron could continue watching "The Sound of Music." Credit: russavia via Flickr
Over 11,000 residents had to wait while Cameron got his TV turned back on. Credit: russavia via Flickr

Electrical engineers were ‘diverted’ from helping flood victims to fix a small problem at David Cameron’s house after the prime minister’s TV cut out while he was watching the Sound of Music.

Residents left without heating and lighting had to wait to get their power back after workmen were redirected to Mr Cameron’s £2million family home, it has emerged.

Engineers say they were sent on a 17-mile diversion to Chipping Norton after the prime minister lost power towards the end of the film on New Year’s Day.

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