STORM GLORIA continues to lash Spain, with powerful winds, thundersnow and coastal flooding

A disruptive storm which has proved deadly and has claimed it’s fifth victim.

The most recent a 49 year-old man. According to emergency notification 112 Andalucía, the events occurred around 4:20 am yesterday when a man alerted to the presence of the body in the arcades of the Avenida del Mediterráneo, located in front of Parque Gloria Fuertes in Almeria.

The Spanish National Police, Local Police and health workers confirmed the death of the man, but did not specify the cause of death, although police sources point to the freezing conditions as the main hypothesis as it it believed, according to initial investigations, that the man was homeless.

This death follows on from that of a 71-year-old man who also died of hypothermia in the Valencian town of Moixent, as did a 52 year-old woman, of Romanian nationality, who was sleeping outdoors and was found dead Monday morning.

The other victims include a man who died on Sunday in Asturias, who was run over while putting snow chains on his vehicle and a 63-year-old male, who died as a result of a head injury caused by a roof tile falling from the strong wind in the town of Pedro Bernardo, in Ávila.


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