drownA 60-YEAR-OLD man has drowned after his car was swept away in a flash flood in northern Spain.

Heavy rainfall across Catalonia blocked roads and train lines and cut off power to hundreds of homes.

There was a record amount of rain in the Cabrils valley with more than 205 litres per square meter falling in less than four hours.

drown-tweetThe man’s body was found in Vilassar del Mar late last night.

He reportedly ignored a cordon and drove into an ‘at risk’ area.

Serious floods were also reported in Galicia.

Rainfall across most of Spain brought an end to this year’s long and dry summer yesterday.

 

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