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Flash floods cause 'tides' in streets of Almería and Benidorm, and claim two lives in Granada
08 September 2015 @ 18:56

TWO men have been killed in flash floods in the province of Granada, whilst cars have floated away down the street in parts of the province of Almería and streets have turned into rivers in Alicante.

The body of a 50-year-old man was found in the Pago la Luna area of Albuñol (Granada province) in a riverbed which is normally dry but was several feet deep in water after recent torrential rain.

It is thought he was dragged by the current.

Police were called out by several local residents at around 19.30hrs last night.

The man's identity is not yet known, and he has not been reported missing.

Earlier, a man aged 61 was found dead inside a car which had been washed away by the floods in Polopos-La Mamola, also in the province of Granada.

He is said to have been working an evening shift as a security guard in a plastics recycling plant and, when the area began to flood, sought refuge in his car.

This was parked in a dry riverbed now mostly used as a road, but which filled up quickly with water and carried his vehicle downstream.

Local residents called the police when they saw the car being dragged by the current, and emergency services who attended the scene found the man's body inside.

In the neighbouring province of Almería, over 30 people have had to be rescued from their cars after being trapped by the floods, and up to two feet of water filled the streets of the towns of Adra, Berja, Roquetas de Mar, Balerma, Almerimar and El Ejido.

The force of the water even smashed a few shop windows, as well as flooding out ground-floor buildings.

A roof collapsed in El Ejido, and the health centre had to close after it became flooded. 



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