UPDATE: Man killed by blown-over wall as bad weather continues across Spain


UPDATE: LOCAL Police and council sources have confirmed that a 34-year-old man has been killed by a wall that was blown down in Benimamet, Valencia.

Valencia fire and police services are on call to help out wherever needed as winds are picking up in the area, with gales of up to 109 kilometres per hour reported.

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COASTAL areas of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands have been warned to batten down the hatches today (Friday 30) as weather alerts continue.

The AEMET Spanish State Weather Office placed 46 provinces within 17 regions of Spain under alert with rain, snow, strong winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour and waves up to five metres high expected depending on the area.

A number of areas including Mallorca are under yellow alert for strong winds, while the alert has been raised to orange for Almeria, Granada, Alicante, Valencia and Murcia among others.

A yellow alert for coastal winds is in place for the coasts of Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia, Mallorca and Murcia while on the coasts of Almeria and Granada the alert was raised to orange with waves up to five metres high forecast.

Rain is expected across most of the country although Western Andalucia and the southeast corner of the mainland may well escape getting too wet.



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