Firefighter dies after truck overturns in flash floods

Firefighter dies after truck overturns in flash floods

A Spanish firefighter has died whereas responding to flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern Spain, authorities have stated.

The firefighter went lacking when his truck overturned on a flooded highway in a single day, in keeping with emergency providers within the southern area of Andalusia.
Two different firefighters travelling with him have been rescued, however he was swept away.
His physique was discovered on Sunday morning, hours after a search started.
He was discovered seven kilometres (four miles) from the place he fell into the speeding waters, regional lawmaker Elias Bendodo stated.
Quick-flowing water flooded properties, streets and overwhelmed bridges within the southern province of Malaga.

Journey disruption ensued, with one practice bridge collapsing and all practice providers suspended within the space.
A minimum of six highways have been additionally closed because of the flooding.
Footage from the Civil Guard confirmed a police helicopter airlifting a lady from a balcony of a home that was surrounded by muddy water.

Spain’s climate service issued a purple alert – its highest warning – for the world.
Final week, 13 folks died, together with a British couple, in flooding on the Spanish island of Majorca.
The pair died in a taxi within the city of Sant Llorenc after torrents fashioned following downpours on the favored vacation island.
Spanish climate forecasters stated 20cm (8in) of rain fell in 4 hours.

Tennis star Rafael Nadal helped with the clean-up operation following the lethal flash floods.
The 32-year-old stated on Twitter: “Unhappy day in Majorca. My honest condolences to the relations of the deceased and injured by the extreme floods in San Llorenc.

“As we did yesterday we provide right this moment the services of @rnadalacademy for all those that want lodging.”
Heavy rain has additionally introduced flooding to different components of Spain, together with Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.

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