Floods kill six in southern Spain: Officials
VILLANUEVA DEL TRABUCO, Spain (AFP) - At least six people, including a young girl and an elderly woman, died on Friday as floods in southern Spain overturned cars and forced hundreds to flee their homes, officials said.
At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia region, with some forced to take refuge on their roofs as torrential rains caused rivers to break their banks, flooding roads and rail routes.
By early Saturday, the storms were moving east towards the port of Valencia.
A woman in her 80s died on early Friday when a river breached its banks and floodwater swept past her home in Alora, north of Malaga, a regional government spokesman told AFP.