Brit missing in Spanish floods

The body of a 52-year-old British woman who went missing amid severe flash floods in Spain has been recovered, according to her friend. Eleven people have died as a result of the storm.

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Friend pays tribute to 'very caring' victim of Spanish floods

The body of a British expat who went missing amid severe flash flooding in Spain has been found, her friend said.

Diana Dudas, 52, was reported missing in the town of Vera, Almeria, after torrential rain hit the area leaving at least 10 others dead.

Her friend Genny Sutcliffe, 56, said Mrs Dudas had a Spanish husband, Javier, and had lived in Spain for many years.

I was told that her body was found washed up in the lagoon. I'm not sure exactly when it was that she went missing, but the heavy rain started on Thursday night.

– Genny Sutcliffe

She said she did not believe Mrs Dudas had any children, but had other family living in the UK.She had her own holistic therapy clinic and hairdressers in the town and had just written a book.

She was absolutely lovely, very warm, very caring and with a great sense of humour.

We are absolutely devastated.

– Genny Sutcliffe

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Spain counts the cost of deadly storm

The Spanish government will ask the European Union for money to help with the clean-up operation, according to El Pais, as regional authorities begin to count the cost of the devastating floods and tornado that has claimed the lives of ten people.

A 52-year-old British woman is still missing and fifteen workers were seriously injured when a tornado swept through their fairground. Ria Chatterjee reports.

British woman still missing in Spanish floods

A British woman remains missing amid severe flash floods which have claimed at least 10 lives in southern Spain, authorities have said.

The 52-year-old, who has yet to be named, was reported missing in Almeria, a spokeswoman for the regional government of Andalucia said.

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

Torrential rain sweeps through southern Spain

Torrential rain swept through the southern Spanish regions of Andalucia and Murcia on Friday, washing away cars and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes.

Among the dead are two children who were found drowned in a car in Puerto Lumbreras in Murcia, and an elderly man who was found dead near the town's cemetery, Spanish national radio reported.

Sascha Williams reports:

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Britons caught up in Spanish floods

UK holidaymakers and expats caught up in the floods in southern Spain are being assisted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Flash flooding that began on Friday in the popular tourists spots of Malaga, Almeria and Murcia, have left eight dead - none believed to be British - and have forced hundreds of people out of their homes.

Jackie Broad, 58, who lives in Mojacar, Almeria, said she had seen cars washed away in the floods.

"The river at the bottom of our road has burst its banks. There was a lot of water, in some places up to the roofs of shops and houses.

The water has run away now but it's left about a foot of mud everywhere. A lot of the roads are closed so we're having trouble getting around."

– Jackie Broad, Almeria resident

Deadly rains flood southern Spain

Seven people have died and hundreds have been evacuated after flash floods caused by torrential rain swept through the southern Spanish regions of Andalucia and Murcia.

Four of the victims were in the coastal provinces of Malaga and Almeria, which are both popular tourist destinations. More heavy rain is predicted over the weekend. ITV Reporter Sasha Williams reports.

Seven people killed in southern Spain's flash floods

Floodwater in Bobadilla, near Malaga.
A man wades through floodwaters in Bobadilla, near Malaga. Credit: Jon Nazca / Reuters

Seven people have been killed in flash flooding across two of southern Spain's popular tourist regions.

Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate as torrential rain flooded streets and homes in Andalucia and Murcia.

Four of the victims died in the coastal provinces of Malaga and Almeria.