300 rescued from flooded campgrounds

6th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 August 2007 , ZARAGOZA – Civil guards teams rescued 302 tourists from two campgrounds overnight after heavy rains sparked flooding at the sites in the Pyrenees mountains in the region of Aragon, authorities said on Monday.

6 August 2007

ZARAGOZA – Civil guards teams rescued 302 tourists from two campgrounds overnight after heavy rains sparked flooding at the sites in the Pyrenees mountains in the region of Aragon, authorities said on Monday.

In the first operation, the rescuers evacuated a troop of French Boy Scouts and French and Spanish campers from the Llanos de Senarta campground after the tourists appealed for help in leaving the area when torrential rains pounded the area beginning at midnight.

Three buses took the evacuees to the town of Benasque where they were housed in the municipal sports hall and given blankets and hot beverages, officials said.

Two French youths were treated for anxiety attacks and a third for hypothermia.

Civil guards also transported 120 people, mostly children and camp monitors, from the Las Nieves campground near the mountain town of Bielsa.

In a related operation, police rescued four French citizens who were trapped in their automobile by flood waters when the Cinca River burst its banks.

Heavy rain storms lashed many parts of Spain late Sunday and early Monday as a cold front moved across the country, ending several days of high temperatures.

(Copyright EFE with Expatica)

                              Subject: Spanish News

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