Dramatic rescues and flooding in Spain’s Valencia

Dramatic rescues and flooding in Spain’s Valencia

Credit: Valencia Firefighters

Dramatic rescues and flooding in Spain’s Valencia. Firefighters swung into action and rescued two people moments before a lorry was swept away in the floodwater.

On Monday afternoon, March 21, floods hit in Valencia. The firefighters swung into action after the rainstorm caused chaos. Firefighters rescued two people who had been trapped in a truck in rising floodwater. The truck had become trapped in a ravine in Quart de Poblet.

The firefighters also helped out with fallen trees, dangerous wiring and other issues in the Valencia area. Late on Monday afternoon flooding intensified in ravines and on rural roads

According to Europa Press, shortly before 8pm the Torrent fire brigade scrambled to Quart de Poblet. The Firefighters rescued two occupants of a lorry that had become trapped in floodwater. The two people were trapped in a ravine along the Mas del Jutge road.

The people had to be rescued via the truck’s window. According to Europa Press the firefighters then: “placed them in the rescue boat, while the rest of the firefighters dragged the boat towards the shore with a rope system from land. The vehicle was in a real “dangerous” situation, to the point that, after the rescue, the lorry was swept away by the current of the water.”

Later in the day, Sagunto firefighters saved two people and a dog who had become trapped in another vehicle. The rescue took place in Estivella, in Cami Pla.

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