Photo Story: Highlights of the aftermath of the floods in Spain

epa07846147 A handout photo made available by the City Council of Torre Pacheco showing floods as result of the torrential rains fallen in the recent days in Torre Pacheco, in the region of Murcia, southeastern Spain, 16 September 2019. The local authority will ask the Government to declare the region a disaster area after the damages caused by the 'gota fria' (cold drop) phenomenon that has left at a total of 6 people dead in the Mediterranean Coast. EPA-EFE/Torre Pacheco City Council / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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As weather conditions are now beginning to stabilise and are expected to improve over the coming day, Spain is coming to terms with last week’s floods.Two consecutive days of torrential rain, caused floods that have so far claimed at least six lives.

The deadly floods have swept away cars and decimated buildings in the regions of Valencia, Murcia and eastern Andalusia.

The most recent victim is a 41-year-old man reported dead on Saturday morning in the city of Orihuela, Alicante.

Photos:EPA-EFE/Torre Pacheco City Council/MORELL/Manuel Lorenzo

Gota Fria in eastern Spain
 Vehicles ravaged by the floods are seen in Orihuela, Alicante, eastern Spain.
Aftermath of torrential rains in Murcia
A handout photo made available by the City Council of Torre Pacheco showing floods as result of the torrential rains fallen in the recent days in Torre Pacheco, in the region of Murcia, southeastern Spain.
Aftermath of the 'gota fria' in Alicante
 Residents of the area of Dolores continue with the cleaning works after torrential rains lashed Alicante, eastern Spain.

 

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