By Amie Keeley

A MAN has been killed after his television exploded when it was hit by lightning through a window.

The 31-year-old was in a cortijo in Arroyo del Ojanco, Jaén when the incident happened, as torrential rain, thunder and lightening swept across southern Spain last night.

A nine-year-old boy from Almodóvar del Campo, has also gone missing after floods swept away the car he was travelling in with his parents.

The parents escaped from the vehicle but could not save their child.

Soldiers were called in to help firefighters in Ecija where the heaviest flooding was reported after the river Genil burst its banks forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

AEMET, the Spanish Meteorological Agency, has put the South West of Spain on high alert as more heavy rain is forecast for Andalucía and Extremadura today.

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