Flash Floods And Landslides Kill Four In Northern Spain

Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the shocking moment two railway workers scarper from a huge landslide just before it covers the tracks during flash floods that killed four people.

The incident took place between Corrales de Buelna and Las Fraguas in the autonomous region of Cantabria on Spain’s north coast, and was filmed by one of the workers who shared it on Facebook where it has been seen over 52,000 times.

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According to local media, Cantabria has suffered its worst flash floods in recent years with over 62 boroughs affected, while over 114 people have been evacuated.

Reports said that rivers burst their banks while floods damaged homes and isolated villages.

Video Credit: CEN/@FonsecAsturias

Meanwhile, traffic chaos followed a road collapse between Torrelavega and Corrales de Buelna.

As well as Cantabria, the autonomous community of Asturias in north-western Spain was also badly affected by floods and landslips, with four people killed due to the extreme weather conditions.

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A 70-year-old man died when his vehicle fell down a slope while a 62-year-old was killed by a landslide while driving along a main road, according to local media.

A 42-year-old man died after reportedly falling from a height of 500 metres (1,640 feet) and the body of a 41-year-old was fished out of a fast-moving river by firefighters.

The cleanup operation continues.

Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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