Brothers swept away in funeral tragedy

29th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2005, MADRID-Two brothers drowned off the coast of the Canary Islands after they were caught by a huge wave while spreading the ashes of a deceased family member at sea.

29 March 2005

MADRID-Two brothers drowned off the coast of the Canary Islands after they were caught by a huge wave while spreading the ashes of a deceased family member at sea.

The family of a teenager on the island of Las Palmas, who had died following an illness and was cremated, had gathered Sunday for the funeral service on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

While they were spreading the deceased's ashes, three members of the family were swept into the sea by a wave that rose up to six meters (20 feet) high.

Two brothers, aged 23 and 36, drowned. A 34-year-old woman was able to be pulled out of the sea to safety.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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