THE ‘cold drop’ that is sweeping across parts of Andalucia and western Spain has claimed a victim in Extremedura.

The news broke this morning as the mayor of Calzadilla, Carlos Rodriquez, announced that a 69-year-old woman had been killed due to the storm.

According to Rodriquez, the woman was sheltering under the cover of an outbuilding on a farm when it collapsed, trapping her underneath.

Emergency services were soon on the scene but she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.

“The woman was not a resident of the area, but was tending to land she owned when the accident happened,” Rodriquez told Efe.

“She was taking shelter in an area used to store farming equipment when the winds dislodged the roof structure, causing it to collapse.”

At around 6pm yesterday, heavy storms entered the country and dropped large amounts of rainfall and strong winds, with most of western Spain and Andalucia under a yellow warning for high winds today.

So far, no significant damage has been recorded, however the storms are due to remain active until Monday, with AEMET expecting more to arrive over the coming weeks.

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