Deadly Flooding Forces Hundreds to Evacuate in Spain


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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANDALUCIA, Spain) — Drenching rainfall and devastating flooding in southern Spain have killed at least ten people and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes. 

Floodwaters rose several feet in Andalucia, completely inundating streets and soaking the first floors of many homes with filthy water. Now declared a red alert by the government, at least 600 people in that region had to leave their homes behind for higher ground.

In nearby Murcia, torrential rain caused a highway bridge to collapse, and open fields turned into lakes in a short period of time. Adding to the misery, 35 people were injured at a fair in the region of Valencia when a tornado swept through a fairground and knocked down a Ferris wheel.

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