Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bad weather claims 2 lives in Spain

The spell of bad weather which is currently affecting almost all of the Iberia Peninsula has claimed two lives in Spain over the last 48 hours.

The two people who have died as a result of the weather are a three-year-old, who was killed when part of a wall fell on him as a result of high winds close in the south-west of Spain, and a 73-year-old fisherman who disappeared on Spain's north coast of Cantabria in the early hours of Monday morning.

Last week also saw the death of an 18-month baby who was swept out to sea after being knocked from his grandfather's arms by a powerful wave in the neighboring region of Asturias.

As well as the fatalities, the weather has also made travelling complicated with the region of Galicia badly affected by a mixture of winds, snow and ice, while the banks of river Jucar burst in the region of Extremadura.

Meanwhile, the bad weather is expected to continue for the next 48 hours and the north of Spain is on red alert because of high wind, rain and snow.
 Xinhua - china.org.cn

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