Saturday, September 29, 2012

Spain Flash Floods: Death Toll Rises To Ten

At least ten people have been killed and hundreds evacuated from their homes after flash floods swept through southern Spain.

After months of drought, torrential rain has flooded streets and homes, brought down a motorway bridge, and swept cars down roads that have been turned into rivers.

The hardest hit areas are the Mediterranean provinces of Malaga in the south and Murcia and Almeria in the southeast.

Regional officials said nine people have died and at least 600 people have been moved from their homes.

Among the dead are a young boy and a girl who were found drowned in a car in the southeastern town of Puerto Lumbreras, according to Spanish National radio.

The body of a woman in the town of Lorca, which was badly damaged by an earthquake last year, has also been discovered.

A 52-year-old British woman is reportedly among those feared missing in Almeria. Read More