Storm kills two in southern Spain: official

19th January 2013, Comments 0 comments

Two people were killed when a wall collapsed on them in a storm in southeastern Spain on Saturday amid nationwide snow and gales, an official said.

The two died "when a wall fell on them because of the wind" in the southeastern port of Cartagena, a national government official in the region told AFP.

The source, who asked not to be named, said one of the victims was a man in his 40s. Spanish media reported they were both men in their 40s or 50s.

The interior ministry issued an alert for the weekend, warning of snow and rain storms across the country with winds up to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) and rough seas in the Mediterranean.

National rail operator ADIF said damage caused by wind was forcing delays to high-speed trains linking Madrid with the major cities of Seville and Valencia.


© 2013 AFP

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