Three dead as torrential rain and floods batter Spain


September 13, 2019

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Three people have died as heavy rain and flash-flooding continue to batter south-eastern Spain, swelling rivers, turning roads into torrents and forcing the shutdown of two regional airports.

Police in Almería said a middle-aged man died in the early hours of Friday after his car became trapped in a tunnel that flooded in minutes.

The city’s mayor, Ramón Fernandez-Pacheco, told Cadena Ser radio that police officers managed to rescue two of the three people in the vehicle but one occupant remained inside.

Earlier a 51-year-old woman and her 61-year-old brother were found dead in an overturned car that floodwaters had washed away in Caudete, about 60 miles (100km) south of Valencia.

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