Four die after Spanish retirement home floods

Floods sweep through Catalunya retirement home killing four pensioners

LAST UPDATED: 11 Nov, 2015 @ 23:51
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Floods in southern Spain

FLASH floods in northern Spain have left four pensioners dead and five injured.

The ground floor of their retirement home, Ribera del Sio in Agramunt, north of Tarragona, was flooded due to heavy storms at 4am today.

Reduced mobility meant numerous pensioners could not escape in time and they were found dead in their rooms by firemen.

All nine pensioners that slept on that floor were affected, and several of the survivors were saved by clinging on to a floating mattress.

Last weekend, southern Spain suffered the worst storms since 1995 and earlier this year saw dramatic scene unfold in Almeria – watch the video here.

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