4 dead in Spain and Portugal from accidents caused by storms

December 20, 2019 GMT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain and Portugal said Friday that four people have died in accidents following heavy rain.

The office of Spain’s government representative in the northwestern region of Galicia said one man died on Thursday evening when a stone wall in a public park in Santiago de Compostela collapsed on him.

Police in the town of Aller in the northern Spanish region of Asturias said another man was killed in a rock slide.

Both incidents are suspected to have been caused by the heavy rains that have afflicted the Iberian peninsula in recent days.

In Portugal, authorities said two men died and one person is missing during floods, according to a report by news agency Lusa published by public broadcaster RTP. It added that 70 others were also evacuated.


Spain’s weather service forecasts more intense storms for the weekend.