By Euro Weekly News Media • 02 April 2013 • 12:19
Torrential rain over Easter has caused rivers to burst their banks in central Spain leaving two people dead, one person is missing and hundreds have been left trapped.
The river Yeguas overflowed in the province of Ciudad Real just south of Madrid causing a bridge on the on the N-420 in Fuencaliente to collapse.
The Jucar and Segura rivers in the provinces of Valencia, Alicante and Murcia are being closely monitored as their levels are rising to dangerously high levels.
Around 125 people, mostly from the Valencia region, have been evacuated from a camping and caravan park in the province of Albacete after the river Mundo burst its banks and left them trapped.
A young man is missing in Valladolid. It is thought he has been washed away by the river Pisuerga.
Two people have lost their lives whilst driving across the bridge over the river Yeguas when it collapsed at around 5am on Monday.
Most of the north-central region of Castilla y León is on red alert due to flooding caused by the river Duero overflowing, with inundations already reported throughout the provinces of Valladolid, Soria, Burgos, Segovia and Zamora.
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