13 Sep, 2019 @ 14:10
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Four people rescued from AP-7 tunnel in Pilar de la Horadada after it flooded in just 20 minutes following Costa Blanca storms

FOUR people have been rescued from an AP-7 motorway tunnel in Pilar de la Horadada, near San Pedro del Pinatar on the Costa Blanca.

The rescue effort was completed at 10.59am this morning, Friday, when the fourth person was brought to safety by lifeboat.

The other three were rescued by jetski.

RESCUE: Jetski enters the AP-7 tunnel in Pilar de la Horadada

The four people are back at home without any injures, reports Diario Información.

The motorway section – which connects Alicante to Cartagena – registered 300 l/m² of rain before the tunnel was semi-flooded in just 20 minutes.

TRAPPED: Drivers were stranded when the AP-7 tunnel flooded in just 20 minutes

“The whole town is flooded. All the streets are flooded. Traffic is prohibited throughout the town to avoid unnecessary risks,” a statement from Pilar de la Horadada read.


Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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