Flooding kills two in Spain

13th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

A British woman and her daughter are killed near Valencia while trying to cross a flooded ravine during heavy storms on Thursday.

13 October 2008

VALENCIA -- A British woman and her daughter were killed after being carried away by flooding near Valencia in eastern Spain, officials said Friday.

Lorraine, aged 47, and Lauren Cullen, 14, were crossing a ravine on foot in L'Olleria on Thursday evening. Their bodies were retrieved Friday morning.

Rainwater flooded streets, tunnels and garages, and blocked roads and railway lines in the Valencia region. The ports of Valencia, Gandia and Sagunto were closed.

In southern Spain, stormy weather caused the suspension of ferry links with the Moroccan port of Tangier and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta.

A firefighter who was emptying a flooded garage suffered burns, and another person was injured by a mudslide in Ceuta.

[Dpa / Expatica]

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