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4 Dead in Spain as Storm Approaches

Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 12:19 PM
Israa Farhan

Four individuals have tragically lost their lives after being swept away by sea waters in northern Spain amidst strong winds and waves reaching heights of up to seven meters ahead of the arrival of storm Nelson, according to emergency services on Thursday.

Emergency services in the Asturias region reported that "two individuals died after falling into the sea in Muros del Nalon and Cudillero."

Firefighters deployed a helicopter to retrieve the body of a man in Muros del Nalon after receiving reports of a person falling into the sea. Additionally, the body of a woman was recovered in Cudillero.

In the Catalonia region, a 32-year-old German man jumped into the sea in an attempt to rescue a 16-year-old Moroccan youth who was swept away by the waters off the coast of Tarragona beach. Tragically, both individuals drowned, as confirmed by the Civil Guard to Agence France-Presse.

The Spanish Meteorological Agency issued an "orange" warning on Thursday for dangerous waves reaching heights of between six and seven meters.

The meteorological agency also warned that Storm Nelson, currently located above Britain, will be accompanied by unsettled weather in the Iberian Peninsula until the end of March.

This unfortunate incident underscores the importance of adhering to weather warnings and exercising caution, particularly in coastal areas prone to extreme weather conditions.