Mother and daughter killed in Spanish floods

A British woman and her daughter were killed after being swept away by floods near Valencia in Spain, police said today.

The mother, 47, and her daughter ,14, were crossing a gully on foot in L’Olleria last night when the accident happened. Their bodies were retrieved today.

Rainwater inundated streets, tunnels and garages, and blocked roads and railway lines in the Valencia region. The ports of Valencia, Gandia and Sagunto were closed.

In southern Spain, stormy weather prompted the suspension of ferry links with the Moroccan port of Tangier and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta.

Spain's Interior Ministry named the mother as Lauren Cullen and said she and her daughter were part of a group of four women that had tried to cross the River Clariano by foot but were swept away by the current.

The two other women managed to get out of the river and alert police.


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