One woman dead, another badly hurt in gales

6th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 March 2006, MADRID — One woman was killed and another seriously injured as high winds lashed the whole of the country.

6 March 2006

MADRID — One woman was killed and another seriously injured as high winds lashed the whole of the country.

The owner of a dogs' home was crushed when a cage fell over in the strong winds in Pozuelo del Rey, in Madrid, on Sunday.

A woman was also seriously hurt by falling trees in Zaragoza while attending a traditional Cincomarzada festival in Tío Jorge park.

In the same city, the passengers of a train travelling from Madrid to Barcelona were held-up for around five hours by a wind-related breakdown. 

Winds of up to 119km an hour hit the Valencia region.

The gusts uprooted several trees, resulting in a camping site in Altura in Castellon being evacuated.

The high winds were also blamed for a train coming off the rails in Albatera (Alicante), after a palm tree was blown across the tracks just as a train was approaching the area.

Although there were about a hundred passengers on board at the time of the incident, no injuries were reported. 

Several shows were cancelled as a result of the weather, but despite this, there were no problems at Alicante or Valencia airports.

An easyJet flight from London to Almeria had to be diverted to Alicante.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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