British woman missing after Spanish flash floods

British woman missing after Spanish flash floods
British woman missing after Spanish flash floods

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A British woman has been confirmed missing after severe storms and flash floods hit Southern Spain on Friday.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in the area and several people have died as a result of the floods.

The Daily Mail reports that Diana Dudas, 52, who is a holistic therapist and reflexologist, was reported missing by her husband. She went missing during a torrential rain storm on Friday morning as she travelled to work at her health salon in the town of Vera.

A Civil Guard spokesperson said: "The search started in the area she was last seen near the Vera Beach Club Hotel and will be widened out to other areas if she is not found. We were alerted by her husband, who is Spanish."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was looking into the reports as "a matter of urgency".

The Sun reports that five other people originally declared missing had been found alive, but five people were confirmed dead in Murcia province, another three in Almeria province and two in Malaga. The victims include a woman in her 80s, as well as two children who were found drowned in a car at Puerto Lumbreras in Mercia.

Yesterday, a tornado tore through a temporary fairground in Gandia, Valencia, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 fairground workers.

Dozens of roads have been closed as a result of the high water levels and two motorway bridges have collapsed.

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