29 Jul, 2012 @ 09:00
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Father and daughter die in Cataluna fires

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By Mason Jones

A FATHER and his daughter have died after jumping into the sea to escape raging fires in Cataluna.

The 60-year-old French man died landing on rocks, while his daughter, 15, drowned.

The pair had jumped 165ft from a cliff with three other family members as the blaze spread, near Portbou, on the Costa Brava.

A group of about 150 tourists were forced out of their vehicles by flames and down a hillside.

The mother of the French family is in a critical condition but the son and other daughter are not thought to have suffered serious injury.

The fire, which has now claimed four lives, has burned across 35 square miles.

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