THE BODY of a man has been found on the beach of Caldes d’Estrac and a 65-year-old woman and her 45-year-old son are missing, while 20,000 people remain without light because of the latest DANA sweeping through Catalonia.

The lifeless body of a man has been found by emergency teams this morning on the beach of Caldes d’Estrac, in Barcelona, near Arenys de Mar, as reported by Catalonia Civil Protection.

After the discovery police are investigating if the body found is that of a man who went missing this morning after being dragged into the rising water of the river Arenys de Munt, in the province of Barcelona. It is not yet possible to confirm whether it is the same person.

According to municipal sources, this neighbour, about 70 years old, was dragged by the waters of a river Arenys de Munt at around one in the morning whilst trying to remove a car parked near the river.

In addition, a 65-year-old woman and her 45-year-old son have been missing since last night (Tuesday) when the Francolí River overflowed and dragged the bungalow where they lived in the municipality of Vilaverd, in La Conca de Barberà (Tarragona).

Several firefighters, Civil Protection and members of the Mossos d’Esquadra are working to find the mother and son.

At the moment, the search continues in the area of Vilaverd but not even the caravan has been located.


  • A freight train has derailed as a result of the cold drop in one of the most affected areas: the surroundings of the Francolí River. It was heading to Madrid. The driver has been admitted to hospital injured but stable.
  • Interrupted train service between Madrid and Barcelona through Zaragoza.
  • A train runs over a person in L’Hospitalet who is attended by the SEM in the same station.

Firefighters in Catalonia have reported having received 948 flood warnings throughout the night.


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Cristina Hodgson

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