‘Gota Fria’ claims its seventh victim

Military Police tackle the flood waters. Source: Facebook

THE body of a Dutch man has been found by rescuers in Alicante, bringing the total victims of the weather front DAMA to seven.

The 66 year old was found in the area of San Fulgencio by a local resident on a quad bike who informed the Guardia Civil.

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He was identified as he matched the description of a missing man including white hair, tattoos and the same clothes that was on the missing description.

This latest victim brings the total to seven, with the other victims taken by flood waters in Alicante, Granada and Valencia.

The weather phenomenon, known as Gota Fria, has ravaged the south eastern coast of Spain, bringing torrential rain and flash flooding to many parts of Andalucía.

The news also comes as Spain’s Insurance Compensation Consortium (CCS), a public insurer that covers natural disasters, has put an estimate on repairing the damage of €190 million.

The organisation has stressed that these firgures are preliminary at the moment as areas are still being subjected to heavy rainfall and areas are still not accessible to assessors.



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