Woman buried alive after heavy rains flood home
26 October 2006, MARBELLA — A German woman was killed when a wall collapsed on top of her after heavy rainfall.
26 October 2006
MARBELLA — A German woman was killed when a wall collapsed on top of her after heavy rainfall.
The 43-year-old died at 3am on Thursday while she was trying to clear water which had poured into her home.
Her two children and her mother were with when she was buried under the wall.
The water, which was a metre-deep, caused the wall to collapse, said authorities.
Despite efforts to rescue her, when she was finally pulled from the rubble she had already died.
The tragedy happened at the Los Naranjos urbanization in San Pedro de Alcántara, near Marbella.
The woman's mother and her children were not physically injured, said police.
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Subject: Spanish news